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 Sydelle Moore, ANC 5D05
My name is Sydelle Moore and I am a candidate for the ANC 5D05 position. Not only do I genuinely care about my community, but I also have the organizational skills and experience to make sure that we get the resources we deserve. After years of complaints that had not been properly filed or followed up, I stepped in as the civic association president in 2016 to make sure that we got improved streets and sidewalks around the neighborhood. I have gotten more resources for kids in our community by making sure they have backpacks, school supplies, and out-of-school time programming. I have forged partnerships to restock the community food bank, championed affordable housing, and worked to decrease violent crime by using all available resources. These initiatives and more have all improved the lives of people living in Carver/Langston and offer a proven record of results. I’m also the best candidate to help ANC 5D05 raise the bar on transparency, ethics, and professional standards. Since taking office in 2019, I have worked with colleagues to offer proper notice for all ANC meetings, provide sign-language interpreting, and supported the creation of ANC committees to keep neighbors involved in decisions while also creating a pipeline of future civic leaders. In addition, the ANC website has undergone upgrades to help provide more information to residents.
Learn more about the campaign at SydelleForANC.com