Several ANC single member districts in DC have no candidate on the 2022 ballot. Most have one. ANC 3F06 is the rare SMD that has three candidates running for the seat: Rona Walters, Courtney Carlson, and Bridget Schwartz, whose statement is below.
The ANC 3F redistricting makes 3F06 one of the northernmost single member districts in ANC 3F. Places of note include the rehabilitated Linnean and Broad Branch streams, Forest Hills of DC and Sunrise Senior Living, Engine 31, and the Connecticut Avenue commercial district between Fessenden Street and Nebraska Avenue. The diverse housing stock includes detached single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, and multi-family apartment buildings and condos.
Here is Bridget Schwartz’s statement:I was born and grew up in a small river and farming town in southwest Georgia where my family were small business owners. However, my husband, our four dogs, and I have called DC home for nearly 14 years. After college, I began a career in higher education, working for a local community college in my hometown before moving to the George Washington University in 2010. I have also previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Student Employment Association, including two terms as President during the challenging years of 2020 and 2021.
After focusing much of my time growing as a professional and volunteering for leadership positions in the past decade, I am honored to be considered for ANC for 3F06 which will allow me to give back to the community I love.
I will bring to the position my values of creating an inclusive environment where all are welcomed and valued and have equal access and opportunity to resources. I also believe that to be an effective community leader, I will need to put my personal feelings aside and actively work to understand and promote residents’ needs. Further, as an ANC member, I will engage with residents and organizations within the community as well as relevant DC and federal government departments to create positive change and advocate for projects that will promote safety and accessibility.
Read more about the issues facing our community and my positions on these issues on my website, bridgetanc3f06.org, and please use the “Feedback and Support” form to provide your thoughts and concerns. I look forward to hearing from you.
Bridget Schwartz can also be contacted at email@example.com, and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @BridgetANC3F06.