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.
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.
Next up: Matt Buechner, who is running unopposed in 3F07.
This single member district covers the southernmost part of Forest Hills and dips into Cleveland Park. It includes single family homes and high-rises, the Burke School, Hillwood Museum, a handful of embassies, and Melvin C Hazen Park East.
Matt Buechner is committed to engaging with the residents of ANC 3F07 to ensure the Cleveland Park and Forest Hills area remains a vibrant, inclusive community. A midwestern-native, Matt moved to the District in 2013 and has seen the city transform in front of his eyes. He was first drawn to the Cleveland Park neighborhood’s access to public transportation, proximity to nature, and variety of local restaurants and small businesses nearby.
He envisions a Cleveland Park and Forest Hills that gives residents ample opportunities for employment and recreation. Safe and accessible roadways and pedestrian infrastructure that serves neighborhood needs, now and for years to come. A neighborhood that draws guests from around the city to enjoy our public spaces, businesses, and landmarks. Matt sees development that acknowledges the history of our neighborhood, while also creating rental and home-ownership opportunities accessible for those working nearby to afford, along with families, young professionals, and older adults—all living together in an open, supportive community.
Matt first became engaged in local government as a fellow at the DC State Board of Education while completing his Masters of Public Policy at American University. He has worked in health care policy and strategic programming and is currently a senior data analyst at American University Washington College of Law. Matt also serves on the Board of Directors of the DC State Fair and can be found traversing the city via public transit, taking in live music, or enjoying one of DC’s many patios or rooftops.
Contact Matt Buechner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow and Thursday: The last two candidate statements, from David Cristeal of 3F01 and Monika Nemeth of 3F06. Both are incumbents and are running unopposed.