Georgetown, Burleith, and Hillandale have one of the most active and (in GM’s opinion) responsible ANC’s in DC. While GM has certainly had his complaints about certain decisions and commissioners, he generally thinks they’re a decent group of citizens who do a pretty good job within a legal entity that is, in many ways, functionally toothless.
But hey, maybe you think they an awful group of dictatorial killjoys and that you could do a lot better job. Well starting tomorrow, you can take your first step towards taking a shot. That’s when the District Board of Elections and Ethics allows you to start circulating a petition seeking signatures to get your name on the ballot. You only need to collect 25 signatures of people who live in your Single Member District (numbered 1 through 7 above).
As he said, GM generally thinks highly of the current commissioners, even though he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with them at all times. But it is a democracy, and competitive elections are healthy for democracies. Two years ago, by the way, there wasn’t a single competitive election for ANC2E, unless you count SMD 3, where Bill Skelsey failed to qualify for the ballot and had to win a write-in contest against nobody else.
So, if you think you can do a better job, why not throw your hat in the ring?