Contact: Thomas M. Smith
DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and DC Council Chairman Vince Gray, the leading candidates in the September 14 Democratic primary for Mayor, have confirmed they will participate in the Neighborhoods Mayoral Forum to be held June 10 in Tenleytown. In addition to focusing on city-wide issues, the Forum is intended to explore candidates’ views on a wide range of issues specifically affecting the city’s diverse neighborhoods. The Forum will be moderated by former Ward 3 DC Council member Kathy Patterson, a current resident of Ward 6.
The Forum will take place at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church Great Hall, 4201 Albemarle Street NW, just one block from the Red Line Tenleytown Metro Stop. The Forum will be held from 7:30 – 9:30 PM.
Other mayoral candidates participating in the Mayoral Forum are Leo Alexander, Sulaimon Brown, and Ernest Johnson.
The Neighborhoods Forum is being sponsored by the Ward Three Democratic Committee and the Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia.
In addition to the Forum, the Ward Three Democratic Committee also will sponsor a Mayoral Straw Poll on June 10 open to all registered Democrats residing in Ward 3. Any registered Democrat residing in Ward 3 is eligible to cast a “vote” in the straw poll. Voting will be by secret ballot. The straw poll will be held from 7 – 10 PM at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church.