Residents who voted at Let’s Choose DC, a project of Greater Greater Washington, DCist, and PoPville, gave top marks to Matthew Frumin and Elissa Silverman for their views on the future of education in DC.



Matthew Frumin slightly edged out Elissa Silverman in a close finish. John Settles placed third, followed by Patrick Mara, Perry Redd, and Paul Zukerberg much farther behind.

71% of voters gave positive reviews to Frumin’s answer, compared to 70% for Silverman’s. Silverman had more people rating her answer “very persuasive” — 38% versus 30% — but also fewer people thought her answer “fully” answered the question — 46% versus Frumin’s 65%. 14% of voters said Silverman did not answer the question, while only 1% had that reaction to Frumin’s response.

Voters were very divided on Patrick Mara’s response, perhaps not a surprise since he essentially said he didn’t like the premise of the question and that it wasn’t possible to really discuss education in the available space. 48% of people said his response “partially” or “fully” answered the question, while 34% said it did not at all.

Most (75%) felt that Perry Redd answered the question, but actually agreed with it less than anyone else’s, with 65% rating it as unpersuasive or very unpersuasive.

Once again, we had no responses from Anita Bonds or Michael Brown. Brown also did not attend a DC for Democracy forum last night.

You can still vote on Question 4, about candidates’ views on growth, until Monday night.

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.