Commissioner Wilhelmina Lawson has resigned from her seat in Trinidad. Lawson represented the southwestern portion of Trinidad, and all of the Capital City Market. Those interested in running for the vacant seat can pick up a petition from the Board of Elections and Ethics. Petitions, which require at least 25 signatures from residents of the Single Member District, are due December 21st. The Challenge period is Dec 24th-31st. Here are the rest of the details:
In order to hold the office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a registered voter in the District, as defined by DC Code Section 1-1001.02;
- Have resided in the Single Member District from which nominated continuously for the 60 day period immediately preceding the day on which the nominating petition is filed; and
- Hold no other public office.
The Board will provide each candidate who obtains petition forms with a list of the registered voters in his or her Single Member District. We urge that the petition be checked against the list to ensure that it meets or exceeds the minimum signature requirement.