Three ANC6B Commissioners Will Not Seek Re-election – Filing Deadline is August 8
by Larry Janezich
At least three ANC6B Commissioners will not seek re-election this fall: Commissioners Neil Glick, Carol Green, and Norm Metzger have all announced they will not be candidates in the November election.
Three candidates are seeking Metzger’s 6B03 seat, including James M. Loots, 634 G Street, SE; Philip Peisch, 506 G Street, SE; and Randy Steer, 535 7th Street, SE.
Chander Jayaraman, 1436 Independence Avenue, SE, is the only candidate currently registered to run for Glick’s 6B08 seat.
So far, no one has registered for candidacy Carol Green’s SMD, 6B07.
Commissioner and ANC6B Chair Jared Critchfield has not yet filed for candidacy and is undecided about running, but two 6B06 residents are seeking Critchfield’s seat – Chris Harlow, 1306 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE #202 and Nichole Opkins, 542 14th Street, SE.
The deadline for filing for candidacy is Wednesday, August 8, and additional candidates could emerge.
Commissioners Dave Garrison 6B01, Ivan Frishberg, 6B02, Kirsten Oldenburg 6B04, Brian Pate, 6B05; Brian Flahaven, 6B09; and Francis Campbell, 6B10 are all seeking additional 2 year terms on the Commission.
ANC6B has ten seats, each representing a single member district (SMD). The new SMDs for ANC6B governing the November election can be found here: www.ancdc.us
The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting their neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District’s annual budget.
In each of these areas, the intent of the ANC process is to ensure input from an advisory board that is made up of the residents of the neighborhoods that are directly affected by government action. The ANCs present their positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch, and the Council.