ANC6A Commissioner Matt Levy to Give Up ANC Seat on July 31

ANC6A04 Commissioner Matt Levy at tonight’s ANC6A Meeting.


ANC6A Commissioner Matt Levy to Give Up ANC Seat on July 31

by Larry Janezich

ANC6A04 Commissioner Matt Levy has announced that he will give up his seat on July 31. His announcement came at tonight ANC6A’s June meeting.  Levy has served on the commission for two and a half years and was applauded by his fellow commissioners for his work on the commission.

Levy, a Georgetown Hospital pediatrician, has accepted a new job as Medical Director of the Children’s Care Network, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Levy said he will work on creating a new model for access to care, affecting “a couple of hundred thousand kids”.  He will maintain a home on Capitol Hill and commute to Atlanta.

The process for his replacement is as follows:  After his resignation, there will be three weeks for potential candidates to register with the DC Board of Elections and gather 25 signatures on a petition to make them eligible to run for the ANC.  There will be a one week period for challenges to the eligibility of petition signers.  Then, at the next regularly scheduled ANC6A  meeting, the seat will be declared vacant, and a date for a special election announced – probably in September.  Asked if he knew of any potential candidates, Levy said he had spoken to “a couple of individuals” who had expressed interest in running.

ANC6A commissioners expressed their gratitude for Levy’s contribution to the community  at tonight’s meeting.  Levy said “Serving on the ANC has been a wonderful experience, it had been an honor, privilege, and a pleasure to work with all of you  to try it to make my community better.”

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