Petworth ANC election results offers few surprises

Petworth ANC election results offers few surprises

The mid-term elections are over, and while there are some victory parties happening around the city, there are some “better luck next time” parties as well. Here’s a look at the results for ANC 4C and 4D.

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A contested election pops up in Petworth's ANC 4C

A contested election pops up in Petworth's ANC 4C

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions can be boring, and they can be dramatic. It’s all up to the various commissioners and their behavior and decisions. In the upcoming election on November, one Single Member District, 4C08, looks to have a contentious race suddenly pop up with a write-in candidate, Leah Anderson, going up against long-time incumbent Commissioner Timothy Jones.

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Op-Ed: A special election and a special opportunity to improve our democracy

Op-Ed: A special election and a special opportunity to improve our democracy

Low voter turnout in DC elections has myriad causes. From the lack of competition within the dominant Democratic party to the influence big donors have on politicians’ priorities, there are deep systemic issues that need to be addressed. While we do that work, there are immediate changes we can make to our elections that are likely to increase participation.

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Keeping DC's elections free with ObserveDC

Keeping DC's elections free with ObserveDC

Trained volunteer observers will deploy to randomly sampled polling places across DC’s eight wards to collect data on key electoral processes throughout the day, including polling station set-up, access for disabled voters, voter identification practices, and secrecy of the vote.


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Jeremiah Lowery - Petworth News interviews DC Council At-Large candidates

Jeremiah Lowery - Petworth News interviews DC Council At-Large candidates

Every year, Petworth News covers the local elections that impact our area. This year is no different, as we have At-Large and Chair positions up for election, with the primary being June 19th. To help voters know as much as possible, Petworth News is offering brief interviews with Anita Bonds, Marcus Goodwin and Jeremiah Lowery. We are not endorsing any candidate, but making information available so readers can be informed. Writer Robinson Woodward-Burns spoke with each candidate, and offers this interview with candidate Jeremiah Lowery.

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Marcus Goodwin - Petworth News interviews DC Council At-Large candidates

Marcus Goodwin - Petworth News interviews DC Council At-Large candidates

Every year, Petworth News covers the local elections that impact our area. This year is no different, as we have At-Large and Chair positions up for election, with the primary being June 19th. To help voters know as much as possible, Petworth News is offering brief interviews with Anita Bonds, Marcus Goodwin and Jeremiah Lowery. We are not endorsing any candidate, but making information available so readers can be informed. Writer Robinson Woodward-Burns spoke with each candidate, and offers this interview with candidate Marcus Goodwin.

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Anita Bonds - Petworth News interviews DC Council At-Large candidates

Anita Bonds - Petworth News interviews DC Council At-Large candidates

Every year, Petworth News covers the local elections that impact our area. This year is no different, as we have At-Large and Chair positions up for election, with the primary being June 19th. To help voters know as much as possible, Petworth News is offering brief interviews with Anita Bonds, Marcus Goodwin and Jeremiah Lowery. We are not endorsing any candidate, but making information available so readers can be informed. Writer Robinson Woodward-Burns spoke with each candidate, and offers this interview with Councilmember and candidate Anita Bonds.

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DC primary elections & Petworth: Here's what you need to know

DC primary elections & Petworth: Here's what you need to know

While the races for Mayor and Attorney General are (mostly) uncompetitive, Petworth voters have some big choices to make in the primaries on June 19th. Up for grabs are two relevant Council seats (Chair and At-Large), a contentious ballot initiative, and control of the DC Democratic Party.

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Learn about candidates for ANC 4D

Learn about candidates for ANC 4D

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D serves north Petworth, Brightwood and Brightwood Park. A quietly effective ANC, 4D is made up of some professional people this term who have put in place extremely helpful community events like 4D Day,  a health fair, participated in the Kennedy Street Festival and held legal-assistance events for returning citizens and youth. And zero name calling or cursing during public meetings. 

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Learn about the candidates for ANC 4C

Learn about the candidates for ANC 4C

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C has had its fair share of dysfunction over the past years. Part of this is due to poor behavior on the part of some commissioners, some of it is new commissioners learning the ropes as there has been a large turnover on the commission. Come this November, a good portion of the ANC is running for reelection (most unopposed), with some new faces looking to join.

In alphabetical order, here are the candidates in 4C who took the time to respond to my request for information. All content below are their own, unedited words.

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Why are the "Ward 4 Democrats" skipping the Ward 4 election?

Why are the "Ward 4 Democrats" skipping the Ward 4 election?

Each person running for Ward 4 Council has offered different strategies and perspectives for what the Ward needs, yet each shares at least one common fact: they are all running as Democrats in a partisan election. The local Ward 4 Democrats, an organization that was created in 1975 to support partisan politics on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Ward, should be working to elect those four candidates and educating voters about them.

But they’re not. Why?

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Ward 4 & At-Large election readers' poll results

Ward 4 & At-Large election readers' poll results

Votes have been tabulated, and the response was great. In the 48 hours the poll was available, there were 595 votes cast. So... who won this unofficial Petworth News readers' poll?

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