The Washington Post surprisingly has endorsed Republican Ward 3 Council candidate David Hedgepath. Given this elevation of legitimacy to the republican candidate, it is time that voters find out more about him.
Tenleytown activist Nelson Jacobson has challenged the Republican with a series of questions to help voters get to know him. It is time for Mr. Hedgepath, if he is to be taken seriously, to respond:
On the Work level:
Are you are a lawyer or Litigation Support Services staffer?
What kind of legal work do you do. Are you a lawyer working on contracts or support staff working on contracts.
Please provide a complete resume of your professional experience.
To follow up with that question, Have you ever worked on a case that involved suing the District of Columbia?
Your bio says that you are now a member of the DC Bar, however you graduated from law school sometime ago, right? Is there a reason why there was a delay?
Have you ever appeared in a DC Court and if so what kind of clients did you represent?
On the personal level:
You have been in DC for a while I am sure that you have a long voting record could you please share it. If you missed a few votes why?
Do you belong to any community groups in your neighborhood.
Do you volunteer at your kids schools on any committees, and have you been involved in any local nonprofits or serve on any boards or group that are active in DC.
Prior to your entry to the Council race, did you ever attend an ANC meeting, a Community Association meeting or other community event? If so, when. If not, why not?
On the Job:
What your best skill do you have that makes you our choice in Ward 3 for public service.
Do you have issues that you are going to tackle as the Ward 3 representative and what Ward 3 issues do you think need tackling?
On issues name then, and what groups will bring together that are already not working on them to fix it.
If we need to raise taxes to pay our city bills which ones would you favor and why?
Not sure if your aware of it but, (The campaign site says that DC schools Test
scores have risen under Rhee) only 3 schools in Ward3 are passing NCLB. How do you rectify this error? Are you aware that scores were down in the most recent cycle? How do you rectify this error?
How would you change this or did you think it's acceptable that as other Wards test scores increase ours have not and what are you going to do different? To buy your premise some other wards schools had to be much higher
You supported Adrian Fenty in the Mayoral election. Do you support his economic development, procurement and budgeting policies?
What tools do police and fireman need that they don't have your site says they need them. Could you supply some specifics?
What committees do you think your going to be able to be assigned too if elected?
You said you will leave your current job and be on the council full time; So are you taking a pay cut or getting a pay raise.
Considering Mary Cheh ran against nine people in her first election we know more about her then needed. BTW who did you vote for in that election.