Oldenburg Bounces Opponent from Ballot via Challenge – Tim Britt to Launch Write-In Campaign
By Larry Janezich
Tim Britt, who had registered as an opponent of ANC6B Commissioner Kirsten Oldenburg in the November election, was removed from the election ballot after an Oldenburg challenge revealed a single unqualified signer of the petition, leaving him one name short of the required number of signees.
Britt, who was unaware of the challenge until the DC Board of Elections came to its decision, responded to the news by vowing to launch a write in campaign for the seat. Britt expects to have a website up and running this weekend, at timbritt4anc.com.
Oldenburg may be particularly vulnerable this election year: some constituents are upset by her handling of the new Hill Center liquor license and operating hours; other neighbors of the Hine development cite her unqualified endorsement of Stanton-Eastbanc’s design for the Hine development. The latter position put her at odds not only with the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, but also one of the District’s most prominent architects, D. Graham Davidson, FAIA, member of DC’s Historic Preservation Review Board.
Britt, a former 12th Street neighbor of Oldenburg’s currently lives with his wife Lanna on 10th Street, SE, across from Tyler Elementary School. Britt has been a resident of the Hill since 2007 and served eight years as a U.S. Army Military Police officer, including a tour of duty in Iraq.