It’s 36 days until election day and most of you have probably made up your minds about whom you will vote in the general election. However, when it comes to local elections, most people have no idea how their District, Ward or advisory neighborhood commissions are divided or affect them. Local outlets such as Greater Greater Washington do a good job of bringing hyperlocal politics news, and reasons why you should run for these nonpartisan offices. OpenANC allows you to learn more about your own single-member district, so you know the names of the people in the race. As is now a tradition, The Hill is Home is publishing candidate statements in the order in which we’ve received them, so you know a little more about the people running and don’t go into the voting booth (or mail-in ballot) blind. –Maria Helena Carey
Statement by Dan Lee, ANC6A07:
Hi, I’m Daniel (Dan) Lee and I’m running for ANC Commissioner in 6A07. Here’s my story and why I’m running.
I was born in Northern Virginia, but DC was my first home. I attended GW for college, then it was at Dartmouth where I received my graduate degrees in business (MBA) and public health policy (MPH).
I’m proud of solving problems for others – especially the tough ones. And I’m fortunate to have a career in public service. First, it was in the White House where I worked to create better opportunities for all in health care, housing, and education. Then, it was in the Governor’s Office of Massachusetts where I tackled everyday issues in public transportation, housing, and economic development. Currently, I work for a global development institution, where I help to eradicate poverty and create economic opportunities in the poorest countries in the world.
My passion is service and that’s why I’m running for ANC Commissioner. When I moved to the Rosedale neighborhood in early 2018, I fell in love with this historic community and I want to help make it a vibrant and safe place to live for you.