The special election for Ward 4 Member of the State Board of Education on Tuesday, December 4th, talked about in the press and played out on the street corners and farmers’ markets around the area, ended with a small voter turnout and a win for Petworth local Frazier O’Leary. Here’s a look at the vote results.Read More
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In Ward 4, there are four candidates running in the special election on December 4th for the School Board of Education. Here are short overviews of each candidate that looks at their priorities, and offers links to more information on each candidate.
Voter turnout will probably be very low, so try to take some time to go vote on December 4th. Polls are open from 7am until 8pm at your normal polling location/precinct.Read More
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?Read More
In one week from today, June 14th, we have a primary for both Ward 4 and At-Large DC Council seats. Who are you going to vote for? Take the unofficial Petworth News poll and let your voice be heard!
Update: Voting has closed. Look for results coming later on Thursday, June 9th.Read More
I've spent the past two months interviewing the candidates for At-Large and Ward 4 Councilmember, with the goal of giving voters an opportunity to get to know the candidates. Here in once place are links to those previously published candidate interviews, excluding two...Read More
If you live in Ward 4 or just drive around the area, then you've probably heard of Calvin Gurley or at least seen his campaign signs. Never described as shy of sharing his opinions, Calvin's emails on the various area listservs have garnered him some fans and some detractors. While you might not agree with all of his positions, it's hard to disagree with everything Calvin Gurley discusses, as he talks about important issues from the point of view of wanting what is best for DC residents. Read the interview...Read More
Calvin Gurley is running for the Ward 4 Council seat in the District of Columbia. A resident of Takoma, Calvin feels very vested in the health and well-being of DC residents and is running for DC Council for the third time. He thinks his passion, drive to help residents and his legislative ideas make him the best candidate for Ward 4 Council. Here are some of his campaign positions...Read More
Ron Austin has spent his career in DC government trying to help residents get the services they need, from help navigating DC agencies to getting money to help residents pay mortgages. He's invested his life's energies into serving Ward 4 and DC, and wants to take that energy to the next level by serving on the DC Council.Read More
Leon T. Andrews is running for Ward 4 council for the second time in as many years. Last year he joined a very large group that ran in a special election to replace Muriel Bowser after she became Mayor. Now the seat is up again, and Andrews, who came in third in last year’s race, has thrown his hat back in the ring. Read an interview with the candidate...Read More
Candidates for next year's election for Ward 4 Council picked up their nominating paperwork today from the DC Board of Elections. The primary is set for Tuesday, June 14th, and the election is Tuesday, November 8th. It's a Presidential election this year as well (in case you didn't know), so expect turnout to be high. Who's running for Ward 4?Read More