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.
David Solorzano Lowell is running for election in ANC 3F06. He is unopposed. Here is his statement:
I was born and raised in DC, and was educated in DC public schools. Since DC is my hometown, I have always felt a strong desire to make sure it reaches its full potential. I went to college at George Mason University, where I studied Global Affairs, and spent a year studying abroad in China. After graduating from college I returned to China and lived there for three years, studying Chinese, teaching English, and doing translation work. I came back to the US in late 2011, and since then have gotten involved in various local political campaigns, including the campaign for Initiative 70 (to stop direct contributions from corporations to DC politicians), and gathering support for DC statehood at the Democratic National Convention last August.
My interest in both politics and our neighborhood community lead me to run for ANC commissioner. My political work has shown me the importance of community involvement at the local level, and the importance it serves as the foundation of our democracy.
I hope to serve the community by working on communication and community involvement. I’m also passionate about smart growth. Though the changes in our area haven’t been quite as drastic as those in some parts of the city, we still face the same issues, and need to walk the fine line between making sure that the area is a vibrant metropolitan community without losing the character of the neighborhood.
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 3F07 candidate Bob Summersgill. Not sure of your district, or who is running? Go to RunForANC.com to find out.