In early October, ballots for the November 3rd election will start arriving in the mailboxes of registered voters. The names on the ballots will include the candidates for president and at-large members of the DC Council. And, if you live in ANC 3F (which encompasses much of the 20008 Zip code’s northern half), you will see at least one name on the ballot for your single member district (SMD).
Though you will get to cast your vote for just one ANC candidate, we think you should get to know them all. As a group, they will vote on resolutions and otherwise be granted “great weight” by DC agencies considering local issues. We invited the candidates for the seven seats on 3F to send us statements and we will be publishing them in order of SMD in the coming days.
We’ll post the statements from the two incumbents, David Cristeal of 3F01 and Monika Nemeth of 3F06, at the end of the series, so first up is Alexandria Appah, who is running unopposed in 3F02.
3F02 residents live exclusively in high-rise buildings. They are condo and coop owners and renters. The single member district also includes Giant Food, Calvert Woodley, Howard University Law School and Levine Music.
My name is Alexandria Appah, and I am running to represent ANC 3F02.
Our neighborhood is a hidden gem in DC and continues to show tremendous resilience in this challenging year. As ANC commissioner, I would work with the community and local institutions to bring additional businesses into the neighborhood, building on the legacy of past ANC commissioners.
I would be dedicated to understanding diverse community perspectives, creating spaces for all residents for vibrant dialogue and creative solutions. I want to serve this neighborhood by advocating our local interests and making lasting progress in our community.
I’m focused on:
- Fair and affordable housing – I am on the Housing and Neighborhoods committee.
- Safe streets – I enjoy riding my bike and want to continue to advocate for safe bike lanes.
- Environment – Soapstone Valley is one of the main reasons I moved to this neighborhood. I want to ensure that it continues to be a safe and healthy place for everyone to enjoy.
- Transparency and increased outreach – I want increase engagement and get community members more involved!
Professionally, I work as a Client Manager, helping hospital systems to improve quality and safety for their strategic priorities. I am passionate about improving our system for everyone and ensuring patient-centered care.
When I am not working, you might find me taking French classes at the Alliance Francaise, practicing flying trapeze at TSNY, or walking my beagle in the Park. I am looking forward to advocating for and serving this community.
Tomorrow: Dipa Mehta for 3F03.