Absentee voting began this week, and early, in-person voting starts on October 22nd. As you prepare to mark your ballots, whether it’s now or on November 6th, be sure to read up on your candidate (or candidates) for ANC commissioner.
This week, we present the statements of the ANC 3F candidates who responded to our request to tell us about themselves. And we invite you to a meet-and-greet we are hosting for the candidates on Sunday, October 21st from 2-4 p.m. at the Methodist Home.
Why vote? Your ANC commissioner is your go-to person if you are concerned about the condition of your sidewalks, or pedestrian safety, or if you’d like to see more (or fewer) outdoor cafes on Connecticut Avenue, or music in restaurants on the weekends. Read more about what they do.
Bob Summersgill is running for re-election in ANC 3F07. He is unopposed. Here is his statement:
Bob Summersgill works at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences and earned a B.S. degree from The George Washington University. Bob has lived in D.C. since 1983 and bought his home in the neighborhood in 2007.
Bob, in his role as Treasurer, has restored fiscal integrity to ANC 3F. All quarterly reports have been delivered to the D.C. Auditor ahead of deadlines. Unsecured petty-cash has been eliminated. A separate savings account was eliminated in favor of a single interest earning checking account in a local bank. Bob eliminated more than $1,000 per year from operating expenses and recovered $4,000 from a previous improper grant. ANC 3F has approved more than $13,000 in community grants this year.
Bob is a Lead Citizen Forester with Casey Trees; collects litter from Soapstone Creek and Melvin Hazen park, and removes invasive plants with Rock Creek Conservancy. Bob advocated for the gay marriage law, Anacostia River cleanup bag bill, indoor smokefree workplace law, community solar bill, and tree protection bill. He is the Chair of the Political Committee of the D.C. Sierra Club and on the Board of SmokefreeDC.
Bob has lobbied the D.C. Council for the community more than 20 years. As Commissioner, Bob has testified before the Department of Health, Public Space Committee, Board of Zoning Appeal, Board of Elections and Ethics, and the D.C. Council.
Two large developments at Intelsat and Van Ness Square are likely in the next two years. Bob will be an advocate for making the developments work for the neighborhood with a focus on ground-level retail, residences on upper floors, transportation planning with Metro nearby, and a range of community benefits.
Previously: Adam Tope of 3F01, Mary Beth Ray of 3F03, and Sally Gresham of 3F04, and ANC 3F05’s Manolis Priniotakis and Meg Rosan. Also today: ANC 3F06 candidate David Solorzano Lowell. Not sure of your district, or who is running? Go to RunForANC.com to find out.