The following interview with Andrew Huff is the first of a new series of interviews with Borderstan people. Huff is communications director for Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and a former representative in the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations.
Borderstan: How long have you lived in Borderstan and how did you end up in the hood?
Huff: My wife and I, and our two cats, have lived in the Logan area for the past two years. Before that, we lived in Dupont for several years.
Borderstan: What do you like most about living in Logan Circle?
Huff: What isn’t there to like? The neighborhood is diverse and active, people speak to each other, and you just can’t beat the location. We constantly remind ourselves how lucky we are that we can walk 15 minutes to a national sporting event or concert, some of the region’s greatest restaurants, and the nation’s greatest monuments and memorials. Having the Wilson building just down the street makes for a heavenly commute as well.
Borderstan: Tell us about your current job with Jack Evans. What is it like working for a DC Council member–the pace, the hours, etc.?
Huff: I have served as Councilmember Evans’ director of communications since January. I’m responsible for all things press and media related, as well as communicating our message through various outlets and sources. In addition to my press and communications duties, I cover Dupont and Downtown on the constituent services front. I also serve as Evans’ liaison to DCRA and the DMV. Being on the legislative side of things has proven very interesting and is brand new for me. The office is fast paced, especially during budget season as Jack is chair of the Committee on Finance and Revenue.