It’s 56 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 Jordan Hibbs, ANC 6E04
Hi Neighbors! My name is Jordan Hibbs. I’m running for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) to represent the residents of the 6E04 Single Member District.
I’m a problem solver with a get-it-done attitude. This has been a key part of how I got to where I am today. As a child, I grew up in poverty and witnessed domestic abuse in my home. For a couple of years, we lived in government-subsidized housing, depended on food stamps and the school free lunch program, and searched dumpsters and donation centers for clothing and supplies. It was a tough time, but I learned a great deal from my mother who had to raise us as a single parent. She started a small business that was able to make ends meet, but we lived paycheck to paycheck and often struggled to keep the lights on and put food on the table.
With the support of friends, family, and teachers, I found a great amount of support throughout my journey. Through working a full-time job, earning scholarships, and getting financial aid – I was able to attend community college, then university, and then graduate school.
From an early age, I learned the importance of hard work and helping others. Throughout my professional career, I have had the privilege of working with local, state, federal, and international governments; as well as industry leaders and non-profits. As the former Board President of the non-profit Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance, I have worked first hand
with victims of reckless behavior on our roads, and worked with our elected officials to improve the safety of our
streets and communities. As a field organizer with the Human Rights Campaign, I advocated for LGBTQ+ rights where I worked with local businesses and governments to commit to non-discrimination policies and organized to support pro-equality candidates at the federal and local levels. As a Board Member of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, I have been working on sustainable development, security, and reducing inequalities.
I have committed my life to public service in our nation’s capital, and I am ready to stand up and fight for…
- Improving Housing Affordability and Public Spaces
- Supporting Jobs and Small Businesses
- Creating Community-Focused Public Safety
- Enhancing Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Vehicle Traffic Safety
- Modernizing Infrastructure While Preserving the Neighborhood’s Historic Integrity
Acting locally and thinking globally is the key to progress. We must start in our own neighborhoods and always remember our global impact. I will be ready to serve you on day one.
I am running for the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for the 6E04 district because I believe we can raise
the standards of safety and opportunities in our district to ensure all individuals have the opportunity to reach
their full potential.
Let’s connect! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or visit our campaign at VoteJordanHibbs.com.