Yesterday, the Board of Elections released the final maps for ANC redistricting. The ANC2E one is the same as that decided upon by Tom Birch last fall as depicted above.
The map has a few small changes to the old map and one significant change. The small ones include making SMDs 2, 3, and 5 a bit bigger. And the big change is the brand new SMD 8 on the eastern edge of GU campus. (If you want to rehash the fight that produced this map, read this).
Starting on June 15, candidates have been able to pick up nominating petitions. They have until August 8th to collect 25 signatures of residents of their district. So far, sitting commissioners Ron Lewis and Bill Starrels have already picked up their petitions. GM suspects most if not all the rest of the non-student commissioners will go again next year.
Speaking of the student commissioners, that position will as usual turn over. GM was a little concerned that they would have trouble finding two candidates willing to commit two years to the job (this is particularly tough for GU students since so many of them go abroad for their junior year). But two candidates have already picked up petitions for the SMDs. Peter Prindiville is running for SMD 8 and Craig Casey Jr. is running for SMD 4. Let’s hope they can find 25 fellow students spending the summer in town.