Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Local Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Results
5D01 Peta-Gay S. Lewis (Inc.)
5D02 Keisha L. Shropshire
5D03 Adam Roberts
5D04 Bernice S. Blacknell (Inc.)
5D05 Kathy Henderson (Inc.)
5D06 H. Yvonne Buggs
5D07 Write-In (92 votes).
I didn't see much campaigning (although there was an unrelated group that hung anti-Kathy Henderson signs), but Kathy Henderson found a serious challenger in Marjorie D. Thomas-Barnes. Ms. Thomas-Barnes is a recent transplant from another NE DC neighborhood where she served as ANC Commissioner. Despite Henderson holding the coveted first on the ballot position Thomas-Barnes came away with 104 votes to Henderson's 146. I consider that pretty impressive and I think it shows that Henderson is quite vulnerable given the right opponent.
UPDATE: I can't speak to the accuracy of this claim, but Kathy Henderson wrote the following on a local listserv:
If any resident of ANC 5D05 on this listserv voted for me, I offer a resounding thank you! My opponent's backers spent approximately $5000.00 to attempt to unseat me.
I appreciate the residents that reelected me to finish the job of moving our community forward.
Kathy Henderson, 5D05
The effort she refers to is likely the anti-Henderson signs. I don't know how much the group paid for them, but I heard there were multiple versions.
Speaking of Hendersons, Adam Roberts takes over the seat vacated by India Henderson when she moved out of her Single Member District. It will be a while before we know the result in 5D07, but I expect those write-in votes will mostly be split between Clarence Lee and Melissa Esposito.
6A01 J. Omar Mahmud (Inc.)
6A02 Phil Toomajian
6A03 Write-In (258 votes)
6A04 Matt Levy
6A05 Patrick Malone
6A06 Stephanie Zimny
6A07 Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (Inc.)
6A08 Calvin Ward
In 6A04 challenger Matt Levy bested incumbent (and Chair) Nick Alberti. I'll be said to see Alberti go because I think he's done a great job over the years. Here's hoping Levy proves a worthy successor.
6C01 Daniele Megan Schiffman (Inc.)
6C02 Karen J. Wirt (Inc.)
6C03 Scott Price (Inc.)
6C04 Mark Eckenwiler (Inc.)
6C05 Chris Miller
6C06 Tony T. Goodman (Inc.)