Posts by Endorsements

  • If you live in Virginia, vote for pro-urbanism candidates on Tuesday, November 7!

    On Tuesday, November 7, Virginia voters like you will cast their ballots for statewide office, state legislature, and some county positions. After surveying our contributors, here's who we think deserves your vote:   Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for Virginia elections

    Greater Greater Washington is officially endorsing Ralph Northam for governor, Erik Gutshall for Arlington County Board, Danica Roem for Delegate in District 13 (Prince William/Manassas Park), and Kathleen Murphy for Delegate in District 34 (Fairfax/Loudoun).  Keep reading…

  • For Arlington County Board: Erik Gutshall

    Four candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for the Arlington County Board to succeed Jay Fisette, who is retiring this year. We encourage Arlington Democrats to nominate Erik Gutshall at the "firehouse primary" in early May.  Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for write-in ANC candidates

    There are 20 Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) seats this year with no one on the ballot: no candidate registered before this summer’s deadline. Write-in candidates for eight of those empty seats filled out our candidate questionnaire.  Here are their responses and our endorsements.   Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for races across the Washington region

    Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day, and most area jurisdictions have early voting which has already begun. Here are our endorsements for some key races on your ballot. We recommend area voters choose: Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine for President David Grosso and Robert White for DC Council at large Mary Lord for DC State Board of Education Eleanor Holmes Norton for DC…  Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for ANC in Ward 8

    The southern half of DC’s area east of the Anacostia River, Ward 8 contains neighborhoods such as Historic Anacostia, Barry Farm, Congress Heights, and Shipley Terrace. It has DC’s highest unemployment and poverty, but also some beautiful parks, historic buildings, and a few terrific candidates for Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Here are four that deserve your vote.  Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for ANC in Ward 3

    Separated from most of the city by Rock Creek Park, Ward 3 is the western corner of the District.  Known for both its beautiful neighborhoods and wealthy enclaves, the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions here have seen lots of bitter arguments over new development and change. Many Ward 3 candidates responded to our survey, and we chose four to endorse.  Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for ANC in Ward 4

    A series of hilly neighborhoods at the top of the District, both in terms of geography and elevation, comprises Ward 4.  Residents here are from Petworth, Manor Park, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights, and Takoma, among other places. We found five candidates running in contested Ward 4 races for Advisory Neighborhood Commission to endorse, and we hope you go vote for them.  Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for ANC in Ward 2

    When tourists visit DC, they spend most of their time in Ward 2. After all, it’s home to Georgetown, Dupont and Logan Circle, downtown, and the Mall. But for the people who call these places home, there are decisions to make in your local elections this November. Below, we’ve written about six candidates we advise voting for in competitive Advisory Neighborhood Commission races.  Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for ANC in Ward 6

    There’s a lot to Ward 6. On one end, you can be standing in Navy Yard, outside of Nationals Park, while on the other you’re in Shaw. And as you travel between the two, you might pass the Supreme Court! Ward 6’s neighborhoods have experienced a lot of change recently, and many of its Advisory Neighborhood Commission races are hotly contested.  We looked through these races and found seven…  Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for ANC in Ward 5

    Bloomingdale, Trinidad, Brookland, Fort Totten— these are a few of the neighborhoods included in Ward 5, which covers much of northeast DC.  There are a lot of contested races for the ward’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions this year, with well over 50 candidates total. We found eight who deserve your vote.   Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for ANC in Ward 7

    DC’s Ward 7 covers the northern half of neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, plus a few adjacent sections on its western shore. This election, Ward 7 has one of the highest numbers of contested seats for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners in all of DC, a testament to these engaged citizens grappling with the changes in our city. Here are our recommendations for nine of these…  Keep reading…

  • Our endorsements for ANC in Ward 1

    If you live in U Street, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, or nearby neighborhoods, you probably live in Ward 1. Here are our recommendations for seven competitive races for Advisory Neighborhood Commission seats in that area on November’s ballot.   Keep reading…

  • For DC Council in Ward 7: Vince Gray

    In DC’s Ward 7, mostly east of the Anacostia River, former mayor Vince Gray is running to take back his old seat on the DC Council from Yvette Alexander. We hope voters will return him to the council. While ethical issues from his campaign marred his mayoralty and serious questions still remain, on the policy issues, he was very strong. He was the champion of DC’s…  Keep reading…

  • For DC Council at large: Robert White

    There’s no doubt about it: Vincent Orange should not continue as a DC councilmember. There are two people vying to unseat him who would both make excellent councilmembers. In the Democratic primary on June 14, we urge voters to pick the one who has the best chance to win, and that is Robert White.   Keep reading…

  • For Arlington County Board: Erik Gutshall

    On June 14, Arlington Democrats will choose a nominee for one of the five seats on their county board. We encourage voters to support Erik Gutshall in his efforts to unseat incumbent Libby Garvey in the Democratic primary on June 14. Erik Gutshall has served Arlington well as a member of its planning commission and wants to bring a forward-looking philosophy to Arlington. He told…  Keep reading…

  • For Alexandria and Arlington elections: Bill Euille, Katie Cristol, Christian Dorsey

    Many residents of Arlington and Alexandria watched Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate, but there’s an election coming up much sooner which will have a major impact on life in those Northern Virginia localities. Virginia voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect representatives in local county or city offices and state legislature. In the local races in Arlington…  Keep reading…

  • In Maryland and Virginia, vote to build transit

    Maryland and Virginia are very different places and not ones to cavalierly bunch together. However, we have one post with both sets of endorsements because the most competitive races in both states are more alike than different: a solid candidate with a beneficial vision faces one who would make it a top priority to kill a major transit project. These races are for governor of Maryland,…  Keep reading…

  • For DC Council: Elissa Silverman and Robert White

    With 15 people on the ballot for two DC Council at-large seats on Tuesday, many voters have little information on this race, which has gotten light press coverage and no independent polling. But an at-large council seat is a very important post. Voters will be able to pick two candidates, and we recommend Elissa Silverman and Robert White. In addition, while they stand virtually…  Keep reading…

  • For Arlington County Board: Alan Howze

    Greater Greater Washington endorsed Alan Howze for Arlington County Board in the recent Democratic caucus. He is still the best candidate in what is shaping up to be a very competitive special election April 8. Howze strongly supports Arlington’s streetcar plans, investment in transit, and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.  He deeply understands the connection…  Keep reading…

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