Sroufe Is Unopposed for ANC6B02 Seat – Kelly Waud Files for Vacant ANC 6B07 Seat
by Larry Janezich
Jerry Sroufe has emerged as the only candidate for the vacant ANC6B02 seat left by the resignation of Commissioner Diane Hoskins who resigned in February owing to the time constraints of a new job.
In a letter to ANC6B Chair Dan Ridge, Sroufe informally notified the commission that he was the only candidate. Since the filing deadline has passed for filing to run for that vacancy and barring any successful challenge to the names provided on his petitions, the DC Board of Elections will certify ANC6B of Sroufe’s election around March 21. CM Charles Allen will then swear in Sroufe as commissioner. That could occur in time for Sroufe to assume office by the next meeting of ANC6B on April 10. The single member district he will represent is a demanding one, including Eastern Market, Eastern Market Metro Plaza, and the Hine Project. Sroufe, a long time Capitol Hill resident, is Senior Advisor at the American Educational Research Association.
ANC6B has a second vacant seat, that being for ANC6B07. Kelly Waud is the single candidate who has picked up petitions of candidacy. As of mid-day on March 15, Waud has not submitted a petition with the necessary 25 signatures of residents in the single member district. The filing deadline for submission of petitions ends on Monday, March 26. Waud has been serving as a resident member of ANC6B’s Transportation Committee. The vacancy occurred when Commissioner Aimee Grace resigned last month before she relocates to Hawaii.
ANC6B07 is a complex single member district, home to Harris Teeter, the retail businesses on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 14th, Watkins and Chamberlain schools, Potomac Gardens, Hopkins apartments, and much of the proposed Southwest Boulevard.