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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Picks for ANC2C

The following are the candidates who I hope are elected to ANC2C in a few weeks. They constitute my dream team of ANC2C commissioners.

1. Alex Padro. Alex is running for reelection as ANC2C01 Commissioner (I live in ANC2C01 so will be casting my vote for Alex). He has earned his reputation as a true public servant. He works hard for all people in the neighborhood. He has developed invaluable relationships and connections over the years that allow him to do a lot in his role as an ANC commissioner.

2. Kevin Chapple. Kevin is running for reelection as ANC2C02 Commissioner. He has done a lot in his first term as ANC commissioner, holding regular constituent forums, publishing a fantastic newsletter and online forum, hosting community clean-ups, and so on and so forth. He is a sharp contrast to the person he unseated, who somehow managed to remain on the ANC despite being voted out in the last election.

3. Jessica Lanza. Jessica is a downtown resident running for the ANC2C03 Commission seat. She is eager to lead and represent interests of all who live and work in Shaw, Penn Quarter and Gallery Place. I enjoyed speaking with her at the CCCA candidates' forum a few weeks ago (a forum to which her opponent did not show up).

4. Theresa Sule. Theresa is running for the ANC2C04 Commission seat. I have had the pleasure of hearing her speak on a few occasions, and I am really, really impressed. She has an energy about her that is contagious, and she is eager to work towards addressing problems in our community.

This election is critical -- our ANC has been deadlocked this past term due to, in my opinion, two ineffective and incompetent commissioners (Brooks and Curtis), and one former commissioner who shamefully managed to remain in command of the ANC despite being voted off by his constituents last election. We cannot have such deadlock or shenanigans again.


Anonymous said...

I agree. Padro has been as effective as one can be considering the current makup of his fellow commissioners. I doubt anyone; including Sarah Livingston could do better. Sarah may be a decent choice, I really don't know but Alex deserves another stint as ANC commissioner. Let's hope the ground will be more fertile for him to be a better advocate by eliminating Thorpe's puppets.

Anonymous said...

I don't know Sarah Livingston personally, but have seen her serving on the ECCA board of which Leroy Thorpe is President. Also, her name is given as a supporter on pro-Thorpe documents distributed around the neighborhood. Anyone who stands by in a leadership position as folks make bigoted comments at ECCA meetings does not get my support.