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Attend APACC Forum Featuring DC Council Candidates

Candidates for Chair, At-Large Confirmed for May 20 Forum

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Got Questions? The Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative (APACC) has the candidates.

Your ballots have been mailed, so you should see them soon. Once you get them, you can vote! Put ballots in drop boxes starting May 27, with early voting beginning June 10  through June 19.

Primary Election Day is June 21, when polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Whatever method you pick, you’ll have a chance to vote for the DC mayor and, depending where you live, Councilmembers for wards 1, 3, 5, 6, as well as a new attorney general to replace Karl A. Racine (D), who is not running for a third term.  You can also vote for DC Council Chair and for whom you wish to fill two At-Large Councilmember seats –one set aside for a non-majority party holder, currently occupied by Elissa Silverman, will not be part of the primary. The election is for the seat occupied by Anita Bonds (D-At Large) since 2012.

The Democratic primary in June usually determines the winners of DC elections. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is seeking a third term, with two members of the council (both named “White”) and one former local neighborhood official challenging her. There is no incumbent in two of the council seats. Democrats are challenging incumbents in three more seats as well as the council chairmanship.

Candidates for the DC Council At-Large Councilmember seat as well as Chairperson of DC Council will appear at the APACC forum, giving you a chance to put the critical issues before them. At previous forums, hot issues include the environment, public safety, funding of DC police, Mayoral control of the public school system, affordable housing and homelessness.

Chair Candidates confirmed include:

  • Nate Derenge (R)
  • Erin Palmer (D)
  • Phil Mendelson (incumbent, D)

Confirmed At-Large Candidates include:

  • Lisa Gore (D)
  • Nate Fleming (D)
  • Giuseppe Niosi (R)
  • Dexter Williams (D)
  • Anita Bonds (incumbent, D)

The moderators will be asking your questions on the environment and a range of other topics. The timer starts at 6:00 on May 20th at 6 p.m. via Zoom.  Click here to join !