Tuesday Forum Features 7 Council Candidates

by Borderstan.com March 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm 1,683 0

April 26 special election, DC Council candidates, Luis Gomez Photos, Borderstan

Candidates for the DC Council, from left: Vincent Orange, Stanley Mayes, Joshua Lopez, Patrick Mara, Jacque Patterson (will not be on ballot), Sekou Biddle, Bryan Weaver and Alan Page. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Matty Rhoades

Local organizations are sponsoring a forum for candidates running in the At-Large Council election on April 26. The forum is this Tuesday, March 29, at 6 pm in the Church of the Holy City at 16th and Corcoran Streets NW.

Forum moderator is Tom Hay, who writes about local business and government for Borderstan. You can submit questions to him at [email protected] You can get information and links to all the candidates at Vote-DC.org.

Seven of the nine candidates are expected to attend are Sekou Biddle (the interim appointee to the seat), Dorothy Douglas, Joshua Lopez, Patrick Mara, Vincent Orange, Alan Page and Bryan Weaver.

See Borderstan profiles on Patrick Mara and Bryan Weaver. Both candidates live in Ward 1, home to many of our readers.

The April 26 special election will be conducted differently from other ones in D.C. In a regular election season there is a September primary followed by a November general election. On April 26 all candidates from all political parties will be on the ballot. A majority is not required – the candidate who gets the most votes will fill the At-Large seat.

Sponsoring organizations are Borderstan.com, Dupont Circle ANC, Dupont Circle Citizens Association, Dupont Circle Merchants and Professionals, Foggy Bottom Association, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, Logan Circle Community Association and Urban Neighborhood Alliance.

Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse will host a reception for attendees and candidates at Annie’s Upstairs from 7:30 to 8:30 pm following the forum. There will be a cash bar and complimentary appetizers.


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