Chris Hightower

Realtor Chris Hightower, who’s vying to become Arlington’s first openly gay city councilmember, leads the District 5 race after early voting.

Hightower received 41 percent of the early vote. Incumbent Lana Wolff is second with 34 percent. Julie Douglas is third with 11 percent, Terry Meza is fourth with 9 percent, and Christopher McCain is fifth with 4 percent.

Although fewer than 100 votes separate Hightower and Wolff, he appears likely to at least advance to a June runoff.

Hightower is endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

For a profile of Hightower, go here.