It’s 27 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 Eric Blaylock, ANC 6D07
Eric is a management consultant and entrepreneur with a 22-year track record of service to District residents. Prior to living and working in the DMV, Eric served his country in the United States Air Force, planning and coordinating close air support missions in southeast Asia. He continued his service locally at Andrews Air Force Base, as a Public Affairs Officer in the US Air Force Reserves. These early career service experiences helped develop the platform he now stands upon as a candidate to advise and advocate for the interests of Ward 6 residents in single member district 6D07.
Eric understands the challenges that come with community advocacy and local level representation of one of the most vibrant and fastest growing neighborhoods in the city. As a long-time city resident, he has worked with city agencies to tackle many of these challenges, such as smart development and inclusive growth, public health and safety, and transportation and parking. But more importantly, Eric understands that when it comes to working with District Government, want residents want the most is a resourceful, responsible, and reliable representative who has the tenacity to fight the hard battles that often come along with getting anything done in the District.
You can learn more about Eric on his campaign website: ericblaylock4anc.com