Anita Bonds to Serve as Interim At-large Member of DC Council
The DC Democratic State Committee selected Bonds, the party’s chairwoman.
Anita Bonds was selected by the DC Democratic State Committee, of which she is the chairwoman, to serve as the interim at-large councilmember until a special election April 23.
The seat was vacated by Phil Mendelson when he officially became the council chairman in November.
Bonds was an aide to former mayor and current councilman, Marion Barry.
As the Washington City Paper reports: "The selection of Bonds, who works for Fort Myer Construction, means two of the Council's 13 members work for contractors that do significant business with the city; At-Large Councilmember David Catania works for M.C. Dean. Both outside jobs are entirely legal under the District's ethics rules."
Candidates for the April primary could pick up nominating petitions last Thursday and will need valid signatures from 3,000 District voters by Jan. 23 to appear on the ballot.
The current list of candidates who have picked up nominating petitions as of Monday is:
|Name of Candidate||Address of Candidate||Zip||Phone Number||Party||Date of Pick-up||Date Filed||Email Address|
|John Capozzi||3612 Austin Street, SE||20020||202-321-5079||DEMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|A. J. Cooper||1212 Delafield Place, NW||20011||202-438-1142||DEM||12/6/2012||ajcooper@electajcooper|
|Matthew Frumin||4709 Albemarle St., NW||20016||202-247-0819||DEMemail@example.com|
|Jon Gann||916 G Street, NW, #203||20001||202-684-6062||DEMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Perry Redd||422 Marietta Place, NW||20011||202-421-6647||STG||12/7/2012|
|John F. Settles, II||1212 12th Street, NW||20005||202-540-8705||DEMemail@example.com|