Thursday, January 13, 2011

Logan resident, real estate broker Wayne Dickson enters DC Council race

For those who keep up with citywide politics, a brief note of interest to pass along. According to the Washington Post, longtime Logan Circle resident Wayne Dickson announced yesterday that he was throwing his hat into the ring for the at-large DC Council position.

Dickson, who is a real estate broker and community activist whose advocacy was instrumental to bringing Whole Foods to their P Street location, is a close associate with Jack Evans and former chairman of the Ward Two Democratic Committee.

From the Post story, Dickson said "I think development and new businesses are very important; it also translates into jobs and increased tax base. As a commercial real estate broker, I am well aware of the value of great business development."

Dickson's wife, Carol Felix, was recently involved in the graphic design for the recent branding of the DC Arts District.

DC Council Special Elections can be notoriously difficult to predict, as they frequently attract many candidates who need only attract a few thousand votes to win what is typically an election with very low turnout. Current DC councilmember David Catania was first elected in 1997 in a special election that generated only a 7% turnout. In a tight and difficult vote, DC Democrats recently elected school board member Sekou Biddle over Vincent Orange to temporarily fill the role until the April 26 election.

1 comment:

godaddy9 said...

just so everyone knows--last night January 13, there was a burglary at Univeral Gear on 14th b/w Q and Church. The individual(s) broke into through the lobby of the Matrix (the condo building that shares space with Universal Gear)...No suspects and no arrests. Call cops if you know anything or saw anything suspicious last night.