Susan R. Cunningham

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Susan R. Cunningham earned MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University. She is a former Interim CEO of AHC Inc, Senior Expert at McKinsey & Company, Co-Founder and Director of the Office of Compliance Analytics at the IRS, and Director of New Schools Development at the Seed Foundation [3]. For the last 18 years, she has served as CEO of C2 Change Solutions, a consulting firm. Cunningham has also played roles volunteering as Board Secretary for Child Trends, Chair of the Stratford Middle School Planning Committee, Co-Chair of the See Forever foundation, Board Member of Greenspace, and Treasurer of Little Beginnings Early Learning Center [2]. In addition, Cunningham is a parent of two daughters in Arlington Public Schools [1].

Key Issues


Cunningham believes in the importance of a transparent government with frequent community engagement. She plans to increase the amount of readily accessible information to the public while evaluating inputs from fellow citizens [1]. She is also against the political polarization that the community faces and hopes to reduce it through joint initiatives [2].


Cunningham supports policies that make housing more affordable. She does not support the Missing Middle policy [1]. 

Mental Health

Cunningham supports allocating resources towards mental health support for kids [1].

Arlington County Democratic Committee; John Vihstadt, former Arlington County Board member; Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA); Feminist Majority; Metropolitan Political Action Committee of Virginia (METPAC); Virginia Chapter National Organization of Women; Libby Garvey, vice-chair of the Arlington County Board; Nancy Iacomini, past chair of the Arlington County Planning Commission; Reid Goldstein, chair of the Arlington County School Board; Dr. Barbara Kanninen, past Arlington County School Board member


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