Wednesday, September 17, 2008

ANC and Ward 2 Candidates Forum, Thursday Night

Come out to meet the candidates for our Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and Ward 2 council member in the November 4 general election at the forum sponsored by the Convention Center Community Association Thursday evening (September 18) 7-9 p.m. at the Long View Gallery, 1302 9th Street. Candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions about their plans for dealing with issues that affect all of us in the Shaw Neighborhood. Ward 2 incumbent council member Jack Evans and his Republican opponent, Christina Culver, will be there as well as at least 5 of the ANC candidates for ANC2C and ANC2F. This will be an ideal setting to get to know them in an informal setting.

If you're not familiar with the workings of the ANC, this is a chance to find out about this most basic level of the DC government, which has an important impact on what happens and doesn't happen in our neighborhood. The upcoming election will be critical in ANC2C, which covers most of Shaw east of 9th Street plus other areas extending to the Capitol, including much of the Penn Quarter/Gallery Place/Chinatown area downtown (see map here). If you have been following the issues, you know that ANC2C has been immobilized by stalemate. Two new candidates--Theresa Sule and Jessica Lanza--are challenging for the seats currently held by Barbara Curtis and Doris Brooks.

If you are not yet registered to vote in DC, you can register online at The registration deadline to vote in the November election is October 6.

Refreshments will be provided by the Veranda Restaurant, Good Libations, and Safeway, so come on out and attend this important event!



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