It’s 16 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 Christine Healey, ANC 6C01
Since 2017, I have been the commissioner for ANC 6C01, a single-member district between East Capitol Street and Constitution Avenue, the U.S. Capitol and 8 th Street NE. It has been an honor to serve my neighborhood,
the greater 6C commission area, and the District as a whole. If re-elected, my priorities will continue to be:
- Representing the concerns of the neighborhood with District and federal officials, including those concerns related to recovering from the pandemic;
- Pushing for improvements in the proposed massive Union Station Expansion Project;
- Advocating for transportation safety, especially for pedestrians and bicyclists; and
- Seeking to preserve residential properties for residential purposes.
By way of background, I have lived in Washington, D.C., for over thirty-six years. My husband and Iraised our two sons, now 30 and 26, in Ward 6. I served as a professional staffer and counsel in Congressional offices for almost 29 years and first became involved with ANC 6C through membership on two of its committees. In addition to being a commissioner, I am the ANC 6C Secretary and responsible for keeping the 6C website up-to-date with meeting information and commission correspondence. Please see anc6c.org for more information about ANC 6C and the work we have done.
As a commissioner, I have advocated for repaved alleys, repaired streetlamps, and safer intersections. I have pushed for better trash collection and street repairs. I have testified on behalf of ANC 6C, most notably in front of the National Capital Planning Commission on the Union Station expansion project, and have called with my commission colleagues for more affordable housing and comprehensive solutions to homelessness in the District.
I seek to be responsive and transparent with my constituents. I urge residents of my single member district to be in touch with me with any concerns involving the District of Columbia government. I hope together we can make the District a better, more equitable and inclusive place in the years to come.