Today, The Washington Post released its opinion on the candidates they feel are most suited for seats on the DC Council, taking into consideration experience, policy positions, leadership/work style and the current issues the city faces.
“As D.C. emerges from the covid-19 pandemic of the past two-plus years, it faces numerous challenges. Combating a rise in violent crime, addressing student learning loss and spurring D.C.’s post-pandemic recovery are just some of the issues confronting the city. Never has there been a clearer need for the D.C. Council to have grounded and thoughtful members.”
“In Ward 5, seven candidates are vying to fill the seat left open when incumbent Kenyan R. McDuffie (D) decided not to run for reelection in his ill-fated bid to become attorney general. Our endorsement goes to Faith Gibson Hubbard. As an educator and community organizer who later led the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs, she has been steeped in the most pressing issues confronting the city. She has a reputation as a collaborator with a common-sense approach to government, qualities that would be valuable to the council.”
– Washington Post Editorial Board
Neighbors and Friends,
I am honored and humbled to have the endorsement of the Washington Post. I am ready to continue our community’s work on pressing issues like public safety, transportation, affordable housing, education and environmental justice, with the resources and influence of the DC Council. My community-centered approach calls upon neighbors from all parts of the ward to have their voices heard and to lean into finding common-sense solutions together.
We still need your support
Although the Washington Post endorsement has historically been very influential with voters, this race is far from over. We need the support of neighbors and friends in this final stretch towards the democratic primary on June 21, 2022. If you have not donated the maximum contribution of $50, please consider donating $20 to help us reach more Ward 5 neighbors. We need volunteers to help spread the word as we knock on doors, and we need more yard signs on lawns and in apartment windows.
We would not have come this far without the support of neighbors, friends, and community leaders like you! I am grateful and excited to finish strong with you on this team and when I win, we will celebrate and continue the work together.
Faith Gibson Hubbard