"I Voted" stickerThe race to enter (or stay in) the lowest level of elected office in the D.C. government officially has begun.

Almost a dozen locals who live in the Capitol Hill area yesterday picked up nominating petitions to serve as members of District’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.

Monday was the first day prospective candidates could get the nominating materials. They have until Aug. 10 to collect the signatures of 25 of their neighbors in their single member districts to get on the Nov. 8 ballot.

So far, the candidates include:


  • Single Member District 01
    • Marie-Claire Brown (704 10th St. NE)
  • Single Member District 02
    • Commissioner Phil Toomajian (631 10th St. NE)
  • Single Member District 07
    • Commissioner Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (1744 E St. NE)


  • Single Member District 03
    • Brian Ready (622 1/2 I St. SE)
  • Single Member District 04
    • Commissioner Kirsten Oldenburg (423 12th St. SE)
  • Single Member District 07
    • Aimee M. Grace (1219 Potomac Ave. SE)
  • Single Member District 10
    • James Zeigler (1717 East Capitol St. SE)


  • Single Member District 03
    • Commissioner Scott Price (517 E St. NE)
  • Single Member District 06
    • Heather Edelman (1152 5th St. NE)


  • Single Member District 05
    • Katelynd Mahoney (1250 4th St. SW)

Morning Rundown

Houses on G Street SE

Metro Transit Police Investigating Thursday Attack on Red Line Metro Train — Metro is investigating after a man reported that he was attacked by a group of teenagers on a Red Line Metro train Thursday afternoon. The group of teens reportedly boarded the train at the NoMa-Gallaudet University station about 4:30 p.m. and harassed several passengers. [Washington Post, Washington City Paper]

Southwest Residents Raise Concerns About Buzzard Point Development — As development brings more people to Buzzard Point, residents want to make sure that the area is prepared with transit options and public spaces. [Hill Rag]

Monthly Capitol Hill Area ANC Meeting Roundup — Hill Rag takes a look at what happened last month with Capitol Hill area ANCs, including 6A6B6C and 6D. [Hill Rag]


Morning Rundown

Capitol South Metro station entrance and escalators

Bayou Bakery Expands Dinner Service Starting Friday — Capitol Hill eatery Bayou Bakery will start serving dinner on Friday, with plans to serve fried chicken livers, seared Cajun pork belly and blue crab fritters. [Washington Post]

Turf Athletic Field at Randall Recreation Center Almost Complete — Construction on a new turf athletic field at Randall Recreation Center in Southwest is almost complete. The field includes a new scoreboard, soccer field and baseball/softball field. [SWTLQTC]

Monthly Capitol Hill Area ANC Meeting Roundup — Hill Rag takes a look at what happened last month with Capitol Hill area ANCs, including 6A, 6B, 6C and 6D. [Hill Rag]

NoMa Parks Foundation Purchases Two Acres North of New York Avenue NE — The NoMa Parks Foundation purchased two acres from Pepco at the northern end of NoMa to convert into a park. It’s the second park purchased by the parks foundation, a branch of the NoMa Business Improvement District. [Washington Business Journal]


Morning Rundown

Gangplank Marina boat homes

D.C. Councilmembers Speak Out Against Pepco-Exelon merger — Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen joined Ward 3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh and At Large Councilmembers David Grosso and Elissa Silverman on a letter urging the District’s Public Service Commission to reject the proposed takeover of Pepco by Exelon. [Washington Post]

Monthly Capitol Hill Area ANC Meeting Roundup — Hill Rag takes a look at what happened last month with Capitol Hill area ANCs, including 6A, 6B, 6C and 6D. [Hill Rag]

Enterprise Car Rental to Open in Southwest This Week — Enterprise car rental is slated to open its new location at Waterfront Station at 1100 4th Street SW this week. [SWTLQTC]

Video Compares H Street Streetcar to Simpsons’ Monorail — A song created by Express writer Sadie Dingfelder, who has written other local transit-themed tunes, compares the H Street Streetcar to the Springfield Monorail from The Simpsons. [Washington Post]


Morning Rundown

Houses on G Street SE

Group Opposed to Hine Project Development Files Freedom of Information Act Request for ANC Documents — The Hine Coalition, a group of Capitol Hill residents opposed to the Hine Project development next to Eastern Market, have filed a Freedom of Information Act Request for documents related to ANC 6B’s consideration of the project. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Monthly Capitol Hill Area ANC Meeting Roundup — Hill Rag takes a look at what happened last month with Capitol Hill area ANCs, including 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D and 6E. [Hill Rag]

Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident on Maine Avenue SW on Friday — A person driving a car struck a pedestrian just before 8:30 p.m. Friday on Maine Avenue SW. The pedestrian died shortly after arriving at the hospital. [WUSA]

Meet the Neighbors: Hill East’s Spider Lady and Her Famous Halloween House — Lara Walker, 48, is the self-proclaimed “Mama Spider” behind the Capitol Hill spider house at the intersection of 13th Street and South Carolina Avenue SE. Almost every Halloween, the elaborate decorations seem to weave their way out of the brick home. [Hill Now]


Morning Rundown

Maine Avenue Fish Market

ANC Reviews Plans for Apartments, Daycare at Riverside Baptist Church Site in Southwest — PN Hoffman, the company planning to build a 7- to 9-story apartment building at the site of Riverside Baptist Church at 7th Street and Maine Avenue SW, presented plans to ANC 6D that included a daycare and public space. [SWTLQTC]

Dance-Off Between Police Officer and Teen in Southwest Goes Viral — A video shows a Metropolitan Police Department officer in a dance competition with a teen whom the officer was asking to leave the 200 block of K Street SE is being praised as an example of constructive community policing. [Washington Post]

Photos: Congress and Capitol Police Square Off on the Football Field — The U.S. Capitol Police beat members of Congress and former NFL players 7-6 in the seventh Congressional Football Game Wednesday night. [WTOP]

Where to Go to Celebrate Halloween All Weekend — Whether you’re looking for some costumed clubbing or family-friendly fun, we’ve compiled a list of Halloween events across the Capitol Hill area this weekend. [Hill Now]


Morning Rundown


NoMa Development Moves East of the Tracks — Developers in NoMa say that in a few years, development on the eastern side of the neighborhood will turn it into one of the most densely populated areas in the city. [District Source]

Monthly Capitol Hill-Area ANC Meeting Roundup — Hill Rag takes a look at what happened last month with Capitol Hill-area ANCs, including 6A, 6B, 6C and 6D. [Hill Rag]

Anti-Abortion Group Develops Strategy to Prevent Planned Parenthood in NoMa — Abortion-Free DC, an organization launched in July to oppose the future Planned Parenthood site in NoMa, is working to prevent the clinic from opening by scrutinizing permits and canvassing neighborhoods. [Washington City Paper]

Locals Petition Against ‘Misplaced Priority’ of New Redskins Stadium at RFK — A group called “Prioritize DC” is calling on city officials to “focus on District-wide priorities, not football” for the RFK Stadium campus as D.C. works to redevelop the area. [Hill Now]


Ward 6 Map (Photo via Office of ANCs)While Hill residents cast their votes in local and citywide races, they selected Advisory Neighborhood Commission representatives, too.

The ANCs will have 16 new commissioners among 38 total, Board of Elections results show. ANC 6A and 6B will have the largest overhauls, with 5 out of 8 and 7 out of 10 members set to be new, respectively.

Here’s how the ANC candidates stacked up, with incumbents indicated with an asterisk.

ANC 6A 01: Omar Mahmud (34.1 percent)*
ANC 6A 02: Phil Toomajian (72.6 percent)
ANC 6A 03: no candidate; write-in winner to be announced
ANC 6A 04: Matt Levy (61 percent)
ANC 6A 05: Patrick Malone (50.4 percent)
ANC 6A 06: Stephanie Zimny (47 percent)
ANC 6A 07: Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (79 percent)*
ANC 6A 08: Calvin Ward (74.4 percent)*

ANC 6B 01: Jennifer E. Samolyk (69.5 percent)
ANC 6B 02: K. Diane Hoskins (49.7 percent)
ANC 6B 03: James Loots (29 percent)
ANC 6B 04: Kirsten Oldenburg (78.4 percent)*
ANC 6B 05: Steve Hagedorn (48.8 percent)
ANC 6B 06: Nick Burger (43 percent)
ANC 6B 07: Daniel Chao (72.3 percent)
ANC 6B 08: Chander Jayaraman (69.6 percent)*
ANC 6B 09: Brian Flahaven (85 percent)*
ANC 6B 10: Kathryn Denise Rucker (49.4 percent)

ANC 6C 01: Daniele Megan Schiffman (67.3 percent)*
ANC 6C 02: Karen J. Wirt (70.3 percent)*
ANC 6C 03: Scott Price (72.8 percent)*
ANC 6C 04: Mark Eckenwiler (71.7 percent)*
ANC 6C 05: Chris Miller (43 percent)
ANC 6C 06: Tony T. Goodman (81.4 percent)* Read More

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