I just printed out this invitation and stuck it under my neighbors’ doors. Will blog about what happens when it happens….
As you are probably aware, we are entering an election season, and the Ward 4 city council seat is one of the positions up for election this spring.
I have some real concerns for our neighborhood. Will the opening of Wal-Mart cause more of the small businesses on Georgia Avenue to close, and what’s the plan with that? Will the closing of Walter Reed mean more excess office/retail space for our area, and reduced property values? With Michelle Rhee gone what is the plan for our Ward 4 schools?
I’m interested to hear what the Ward 4 candidates have to say on these and other issues so I’ve invited a few of them to my house, and I’m inviting you to join us.
Join me Tuesday October 18 from 7:00-8:30 to meet two of the candidates: Keith Jarrell and Max Skolnik. Each candidate will have five minutes to introduce himself, and then we get to ask them questions. The formal question and answer period will end at 8pm, and from 8-8:30 we can chat informally.
I’ve never met either of these guys, and don’t know if I like either of them. This is not an endorsement. I just want to hear where they’re at, and why they’re running. I plan to do another one or two of these with more candidates including the sitting Ward 4 councilmember in the months to come. I hope you’ll come by, and let me know if you have any questions. PLEASE RSVP by email so we know how many to expect.