Sunday, September 10, 2006

Final Ward 3 Forum

There will be one final candidates forum for Ward 3 Council candidates on Sunday, September 10 at 7 pm at the Sibley Hospital Auditorium.

Washington Times reporter Matt Cella will moderate the debate, which is being hosted by ANC 3E. All the candidates have indicated they will be in attendance.

If you have yet to hear the candidates on the issues, this is your last opportunity.

WHO: Ward 3 D.C. Council Candidates
WHAT: Debate/Forum
WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2006 -- 7 pm to 9 pm
WHERE: Sibley Hospital Auditorium

While all candidates have indicated they will be in attendance, the lateness of the scheduling of this event (it was put together in about a week) makes it very difficult for those candidates who had long standing committments on the books, such as meet and greets, campaign meetings and other events.

By the way, can an ANC sponsor an event like this? A recent discussion on the Tenleytown listserv indicates that such activity as partisan forums, and endorsements may put ANC Commissioners in violation of the Hatch Act ( -- follow the thread for several posts, pro and con).

Even if they are in violation, what is the penalty for volunteer commissioners? This is something that the Special Council's Office will have to determine before the next DC election in 2008.

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