The DC Board of Elections has certified two candidates in the special election for one of the open seats on ANC 3F.
Erica Rosenberg and David Cristeal are running to represent single member district 3F01, which runs west of Connecticut Avenue to Wisconsin, and north from Rodman and Quebec Streets to Yuma Street. The district covers part of the Van Ness area and most of North Cleveland Park.
Voters who live within 3F01’s borders will be asked to choose between the candidates at an upcoming special election. We asked them to tell our readers about themselves.
Here is Erica Rosenberg’s statement:
Leaving the city only for short stints out West and overseas, I’ve been living in DC since 1985 and in North Cleveland Park–in four different houses (three on Van Ness)–for much of the last 20 years. I also raised my son here. I obviously think our neighborhood is a fabulous place to live.
I’ve spent 20 years in federal service, having worked as Committee staff on the Hill with a focus on public lands policy and as an agency environmental attorney both at USEPA and the FCC. In retirement, I’m hoping to work at the local level, where the concerns and fruits of one’s efforts seem more tangible, visible, timely, and relevant.
As ANC representative, I will try to represent our neighborhood’s interests and address our concerns about any of the myriad of issues that affect quality of life in this great neighborhood–be they about traffic, crime, safety, education, development, aesthetics, UDC, or Rock Creek. I look forward to serving as an advocate and voice for 3F01.
Here is David Cristeal’s statement:
My name is David Cristeal, a homeowner at Tilden Gardens, and I am running to fill the vacant ANC 3F01 seat.
ANC 3F01 is a wonderful mix of homes, parks and facilities, educational institutions, retail businesses, and embassies. It’s a great place to live, work, learn, and play.
I am running to represent my current and future neighbors’ voices as our city changes, grows and becomes more diverse and inclusive. From the current projects on Wisconsin Avenue, to the new pool and park improvements at Hearst, the campus planning at UDC, the revitalization of our commercial corridors, and rethinking mobility on Connecticut Avenue, I hope to bring my experience to ANC 3F to make our area a better urban home.
My 27+ years experience as a city planner leading local government housing and homeless programs as well their integration with comprehensive land use/transit oriented development and human services would bring a beneficial perspective to ANC 3F. I believe I was successful because of my willingness and ability to listen, work collaboratively with all levels of government as well as other public/non-profit, private sector and community stakeholders. I look forward to bringing this experience to serve as the ANC 3F 01 representative, if elected.