by November 3, 2010 at 12:44 am 2,450 2 Comments

ANC 1B02 Tucker Gallagher

In ANC 1B02, Aaron Spencer won 36% of the vote in a three-way race with Tucker Gallagher and incumbent Peter Raia. (DC Citizen Atlas)

Note: Numbers were updated at 7:30 am Wednesday.

The results are in for all four of the contested races in the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) covering the Dupont-Logan-U Street area:

The winners are Aaron Spencer in ANC 1B02, Deborah Thomas in ANC 1B04, Ramon Estrada in 2B09 and Mike Benardo in 2F06.


by November 1, 2010 at 12:10 am 3,365 0


Top row, from left: Tucker Gallagher, Deborah Thomas and Mike Benardo. Center row, from left: Sunit Talapatra, William Girardo and Peter Raia. Bottom row, from left: Ramon Estrada, Kate McMahon and Aaron Spencer. (Luis Gomez Photos)

For most states, November 2 will be one of the most contentious election days in recent memory. Here in DC, though, Election Day tends to be viewed as just another day, with few races that are contested. DC certainly is a one-party city, with registered Democrats constituting about 74% of all voters, and the primaries are the election where winners are usually decided.

But, here’s why you should pay attention, vote and buck the D.C. Election Day malaise: the elected offices that determine the future of your neighborhood are in play. Advisory Neighborhood Commission seats are critically important to the development of businesses, residential areas and cultural spots near your homes. (Check out Lydia DePillis’ post today over at the City Paper’s Housing Complex Blog: Building a Better ANC.)


by October 21, 2010 at 5:00 am 4,218 3 Comments

ANC 2B09, Dupont Circle, Sunit Talapatra

Sunit Talapatra, candidate for ANC 2B09. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster

Borderstan is covering four contested Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) races in the three local ANCs: ANC 1B02, 1B04, 2B09 and 2F06. The general election is Nov. 2.

Today’s interview is with Sunit Talapatra who is taking on four-term incumbent Ramon Estrada in ANC 2B09. Borderstan will run Estrada’s interview on Monday, Oct. 25.

ANC 2B09 is the northeastern panhandle district of ANC 2B, running from New Hampshire Ave. NW eastward to 14th St. along U St. with the southern boundary being S St. for most of the way (see map below the fold). It is the only district in 2B that borders on 14th Street. You can learn more about the district at DC Citizen Atlas. ANC 2B covers most of the Dupont Circle neighborhood and has nine commissioners.

ANC commissioners are elected from Single Member Districts (SMDs) in the city’s 37 ANCs. While the number of commissioners in each ANC varies, each SMD has approximately 2,000 residents. (See links to related posts at bottom.)



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