Some Dupont Circle residents will soon have the chance to dive into local politics.
ANC 2B formally announced yesterday that it needs a new commissioner for its 2B07 seat.
“Earlier this month Commissioner Justine Underhill announced her resignation from the Dupont Circle ANC to pursue a career opportunity outside of Washington,” reads the announcement. “On July 17, the Board of Elections certified a vacancy for single member district 2B07 and today we are seeking a committed and enthusiastic resident of 2B07 to fill that position.”
“Commissioner Underhill has been invaluable in bringing the neighborhood together around issues big and small, including the ongoing development process of the St. Thomas Church property at 1772 Church [Street NW],” continues the announcement.
To qualify for the election, candidates must live in 2B07, a small area immediately east and southeast of Dupont Circle.
Potential candidates must also collect 25 signatures of registered voters who live in 2B07 by Aug. 10.
A special election will be held in September or October if two or more candidates successfully file petitions.
If there is only one candidate, that person will be certified as the 2B07 commissioner.
If there are no candidates, the D.C. Board of Elections will continue to declare the vacancy until a candidate steps forward.
Locals can pick up nominating petitions at the D.C. Board of Elections office, which is located at 441 4th Street NW.