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Running for office in DC? Tell our readers about yourself

If you're running for elected office in the District of Columbia in the 2012 cycle, we'd like to run a guest post from you.

Photo by League of Women Voters of California on Flickr.

As a first step in our election coverage, we want to give candidates a chance to introduce themselves and let our community hear from them in their own words, like this.

Our election coverage team has already emailed the candidates they could find contact information for, but there are some of you out there who we haven't reached. If you haven't received an email from our election coverage team, please contact us at

Meanwhile, for the Arlington County Board race, Alison Crowley has reached out to candidates with a questionnaire; please also contact if you are running and haven't heard from her.

As with all submissions to Greater Greater Washington, we reserve the right to edit them for length or clarity and to comply with our submission policy and other guidelines at the sole discretion of the editors.

Geoff Hatchard lived in DC's Trinidad neighborhood. The opinions and views expressed in Geoff's writing on this blog are his, and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer. 


Considering the last candidate who was attacked for saying he's lived in DC a while and is married with child, it's plausible that some people would be a bit apprehensive to campaign here.

by HogWash on Dec 20, 2011 10:21 am • linkreport

HogWash: Candidates have to have a tough skin. Most understand that, if you're running for office, you are not going to be universally loved. I'm sure candidates have been excoriated in front of a grocery store, but that doesn't turn them off from campaigning in front of all grocery stores for all time.

I'm going to give those running for office a little more credit, generally, than your comment gives them.

by Geoffrey Hatchard on Dec 20, 2011 10:28 am • linkreport

@GH, I understand you. The question for me is whether they are best served campaigning "here" which is not the same as a local supermarket.

I agree that they must have tough skin and believe they do understand that. The last campaign stop (here) wasn't received very well and I can imagine how that could turn people off from campaigning "here" and other blogs. Either way, I'm sure someone will.

by HogWash on Dec 20, 2011 11:32 am • linkreport

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