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What Kind of Washington Do You Want? March 29th Ward 1 Candidate Forum Focuses on the Comprehensive Plan

March 28, 2018

The DC Grassroots Planning Coalition has partnered with other local organizations to organize a Ward 1 Candidate Forum for this Thursday, March 29th, beginning at 7 pm. The Forum will be at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street. It should be a good opportunity to learn more more about what the Comprehensive Plan is, how it impacts every neighborhood and resident, and why this election matters. More details about the forum can be found here.

Currently, the Office of Planning and the DC Council is in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan. I’ve been deeply engaged in these efforts beginning in 2017 when I submitted 64 amendments to the plan in the areas of:

  • Land Use
  • Transportation
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Arts & Culture
  • Historic Preservation
  • and many more.

Following the DC Council’s March 20th marathon 13+ hour hearing I also submitted written testimony, which all can read my testimony here.

 

I think this is an important time when we as a city need to figure out what kind of city we want to be. While the stakes are high and the challenges are great, I have confidence that we can get to where our city needs to be by working together.

Boese, Holmes, and Brown Continue as ANC Representatives for Park View

November 9, 2016

While the national election results were a huge surprise this morning, at the hyper-local level Park View will continue to be represented on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A by Commissioners Kent Boese, Bobby Holmes, and Rashida Brown (full election results here). Because Single Member District 1A11 had no candidate on the ballot, it is too early to know which of the two write-in candidates won.

Below are the results for the Park View area.

park-view-anc-results

November ANC1A Election Will Have Three Competitive Races.

August 11, 2016

Yesterday was the deadline to turn in nominating petitions for those wanting to be on the ballot in the November Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner races. Based on information from the Board of Elections posted this morning, the following are the candidates that will be on the ballot (presuming there are no successful challenges to qualifying signatures).

ANC race 2016

Based on the chart above, eight Single Member Districts have uncontested races. These are listed below:

  • 1A02 — Vickey A. Wright-Smith (former 1A Commissioner)
  • 1A03 — Zach Rybarczyk
  • 1A04 — Sadaf Megan Mortezavi
  • 1A05 — Christine Miller (incumbent)
  • 1A06 — Richard Dubeshter (incumbent)
  • 1A08 — Kent Boese (incumbent)
  • 1A09 — Bobby Holmes (incumbent)
  • 1A12 — Margaret Hundley (incumbent)

Three Single Member Districts have two candidates that will be on the ballot. These are:

  • 1A01 — Valarie Baron & Ernest Johnson
  • 1A07 — Sharon Farmer & Darwain Frost (incumbent)
  • 1A10 — Amanda Frost & Rashida Brown (incumbent)

One Single Member District is open, with no candidates on the November ballot. This seat could easily be won by any interested write-in candidate.

  • 1A11 — open

The map below shows where the Single Member Districts are located.

1Amap

How Are Things Shaping Up in the ANC1A Election

July 28, 2016

Nominating petitions for those interested in running to serve on an Advisory Neighborhood Commission became available on July 11th and must be turned in at the Board of Elections by close of business on August 10th. As of July 27th, there were still four Single Member Districts within ANC1A where no one had picked up petitions yet. The SMDs in question are 1A02, 1A03, 1A11, and 1A12 (see map below). All of these SMDs are in Columbia Heights.

ANC1A map election 2016

In five of the SMDs (1A01, 1A05, 1A06, 1A08, and 1A10), only one candidate is currently circulating petitions. Interestingly, three SMDs show potential for having a competitive race this November — 1A04, 1A07, and 1A09.

Below is the current list of potential candidates as of yesterday.

ANC candidate list 7-27-2016

ANC1A to Have Special Election for SMD1A05 at July 13th Meeting

June 22, 2016

ANC1A logo 2Following the May meeting of ANC1A, Commissioner Thu Nguyen (1A05) stepped down to move to Philadelphia. This vacated her seat on the Commission and two candidates have stepped up with hopes to fill that vacancy — Christine Miller and Oliver Barham (Borderstan has a nice profile of them here).

Miller and Barham will face off in a special election scheduled for July 13 at Harriet Tubman Elementary School’s gymnasium (3101 13th St. NW) during ANC 1A’s regular monthly meeting. Polls will open  at 7 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. Voting is open to all registered voters who live within the ANC 1A05 district.

Coinciding with the Special Election, Commissioners (and anyone) interested in serving on the ANC during the next term will need to pick up nominating petitions.

The Board of Elections (BOE) will make petitions available beginning Monday, July 11th.  The petitions, with the usual 25 or more signatures of registered voters in a Single Member District, will be due at the BOE office by the close of business on Wednesday, August 10th.

I’m including a map of ANC 1A below that shows the Single Member Districts including the location of the vacant 1A05 area.

ANC special election map(Single Member District 1A05 is on the western side of ANC1A along 16th Street).

At-Large Candidates Forum Scheduled for May 9th

May 6, 2016

DC Council logoThe Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force and Park View UNC are hosting a candidates forum for the Democratic At-Large primary race on Monday, May 9th.

If you want to know some more about the candidates who will be participating in the forum, the Petworth News blog posted a conversation with Robert White, and you can check out the campaign Website of David Garber. I wasn’t able to find a current campaign site for Vincent Orange, but you can check out his At-Large Council site here.

Details from email below:

The Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force and the Park View United Neighborhood Coalition will host an At-Large Candidates Forum on Monday May 9th at 6:30pm at the Bruce Monroe @ Park View School – 3560 Warder St. NW.  The following candidates will be present:

  •  David Garber
  • CM Vincent Orange
  • Robert White

We are in the process of selecting the questions for the forum.  If you have issues pertaining to Lower Georgia Avenue that you would like to see addressed at this forum, please send an email to Sylvia Robinson at sylvia (at) ecacollective (dot) org or call her at (202) 462-2285.

We are really looking forward to hearing from the candidates on a range of topics important to our community. Hope to see you there

Unofficial Results of ANC 1A Election

November 14, 2014
Map of ANC 1A showing borders and locations of Single Member Districts (SMDs).

Map of ANC 1A showing borders and locations of Single Member Districts (SMDs).

It’s been a week since the general election, and I finally know who all the commissioners will be for ANC 1A in the 2015-2016 term. While the DC Board of Elections is still counting  absentee and special ballots and official results have not yet been released, the races for ANC 1A had wide enough margins where any changes to the vote count will not change the outcome. This wasn’t true for all ANC races this year, where five races ended with a vote difference no  greater than 3 votes making them too close to call and pending the outcome of the official results.

In addition, there were two Single Member Districts in ANC 1A where no candidate appeared on the ballot, but where there were successful write-in candidates. I’ve recently learned who won in both of these races, meaning I now know the full list of who will be on the Commission come January.

The list of ANC 1A Commissioners for the 2015-1016 term is below. Those in bold are returning from the current term.

  • Marvin L. Johnson (1A01)
  • Josue Salmeron (1A02) – unopposed
  • Tom Gordon (1A03) – write in
  • Matthew Goldschmidt (1A04)
  • Thu-Huong Nguyen (1A05) – write in
  • Patrick W. Flynn (1A06) – unopposed
  • Darwain Frost (1A07) – unopposed
  • Kent Boese (1A08) – unopposed
  • Bobby Holmes (1A09)
  • Rashida Brown (1A10) – unopposed
  • Dotti Love Wade (1A11) – unopposed
  • Margaret Hundley (1A12)

I’ll do my best too get some biographical information on all of the incoming commissioners soon.

Below are the unofficial results from the general election.

ANC 1A unofficial results


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