D.C. Primary Election Tomorrow, April 3rd — Who Are You Voting For?

Tomorrow, for those that have not already voted early, is the 2012 primary election. The most interesting choice we have in Ward 1 is in the Democratic At-Large Council race. This election, we have four candidates to choose from. They are:

Sekou Biddle: former school board and council member. In the words of the Washington Post, “he has a record of public service, an expertise in education and a thoughtful approach to the city’s pressing problems.” His campaign Web site is here.

Among those endorsing Biddle are the Washington Post, the Northwest Current, and the Washington City Paper.

E. Gail Anderson Holness: is the sitting ANC Commissioner for 1B11. Dr. Holness is a Human Rights Activist, Lecturer, Businesswoman, Motivational Speaker, College Administrator, TV Talk Show Host, Columnist, Lawyer, Author and Pastor.  You can read up on Dr. Holness at her campaign Web site.

Vincent Orange (incumbent): according to Orange’s campaign Web site, Vincent’s vision for Washington, DC, is that of a world-class city operating at its fullest potential. An extremely vibrant city that continues to beckon individuals, couples and families to live in, visit and experience its culture, arts, restaurants, retail, entertainment, sports venues, neighborhoods and tourism.

Among Orange’s endorsements are the InTowner Newspapers, the Ward 5 and Ward 8 Democrats, and the DC Chamber of Commerce.

Peter Shapiro: recently moved back to D.C. from Prince George’s County, where he successfully ran for a seat on the Prince George’s County Council and served from 1998 to 2004. He was the Council Chair for two consecutive years. You can read more about Shapiro at his campaign Web site.

Shapiro appears to be endorsed by Greater Greater Washington.

Where to vote in the neighborhood — most of Park View is in voting precincts 43 (north of Park Road) and 38 (south of Park Road). Precinct 43 residents vote at the Park View Recreation Center, corner of Otis and Warder, NW. Precinct 38 residents vote at Cesar Chavez Prep. Charter Middle School, 770 Kenyon Street, NW.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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