WaPo Endorses GOP Candidates for Council

Washington Post

Endorsements in the D.C. Council race

WITH VINCENT C. GRAY and Kwame R. Brown facing only token opposition in their bids for the District’s top two jobs, attention in the Nov. 2 election centers on the competitive D.C. Council races. (There will also be elections for school board, which we will turn to on another day.) Six seats on the 13-member council are up for grabs and — thanks to the efforts of the local Republican Party in recruiting candidates — there are real choices for voters in the ward races.

That’s a welcome development, given the challenges facing the District and the unhealthy long-term consequences of unchallenged one-party rule. Looming budget deficits will require hard decisions about spending and taxes. Reform of the schools is a work in process, and the council will play a critical role in determining whether the changes continue or are slowed. And the council has a role to play in healing divisions of race and geography that emerged in this year’s bitter mayoral contest. [more]

Washington Post Editorial

Below is a great WaPo editorial that was published today on our four candidates running for City Council.

RESIDENTS of the District know better than anyone the indignity of being denied choice in government. It’s important, then, that voters not give short shrift to next month’s general election. There are still significant offices to be decided, and the local Republican Party, for the first time in recent memory, is competing with an interesting slate of candidates.

We are not yet prepared to endorse individual candidates. But it’s important to call attention to the fact that, as critical as the September party primaries were in this Democratic-dominated city, voters do themselves and the District a disservice by not weighing all the alternatives available to them on Nov. 2. Single-party rule is never healthy, and GOP officials deserve credit for this year’s imaginative efforts to build a stronger party.

While not fielding candidates for the citywide races of mayor, D.C. Council chairman or at-large council seats, the local GOP recruited candidates to run in all four city wards on this year’s ballot. The group — Marc Morgan in Ward 1, David Hedgepeth in Ward 3, Timothy Day in Ward 5 and Jim DeMartino in Ward 6 — present themselves as urban Republicans: conservative on fiscal issues and progressive on social issues such as gay rights. [more]

DC Log Cabin Fundraiser

You are
cordially invited to a reception in honor of

Tim Day

Jim DeMartino

Dave Hedgepeth

Marc Morgan

*Republican Candidates for D.C. Council*

Thursday, October 14th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden

2101 16th St. NW

Washington, DC 20009

General Ticket Prices:

Suggested Donation – $25

Silver Donor – $50

Gold Donor – $100

Host – $250

Platinum Host – $500

Please RSVP to Robert Turner: robert.turner@dclogcabin.org

Paid for by the DC Log Cabin Republicans

DC Log Cabin Endorses Candidates for City Council

Contact: Robert Turner
June 28, 2010
(202) 253-1830 cell


WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans recently voted to endorse the the four candidates who are running for the Republican nomination for City Council.  Those candidates are Marc Morgan, Ward 1; David Hedgepeth, Ward 3; Tim Day, Ward 5; and Jim DeMartino, Ward 6.  The vote occurred after the Board of Directors unanimously voted to endorse the candidates.

“We are fortunate to have such high caliber candidates running this year,” said President Robert Turner.  “Each candidate has presented himself and has had the opportunity to speak before and be questioned by our membership.  DC Log Cabin Republicans are excited to endorse our candidates and supporting them, we will work to bring a more sensible Council.  By helping to get these candidates elected, we will bring fiscal sanity back to the District of Columbia and support full equality for the District’s LGBT residents,” Turner concluded.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit http://www.dclogcabin.org.

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June Meeting

Come meet Ward 6 City Council Candidate Jim DeMartino along with Candidates for DC School Board.

We will also be voting on endorsements for Council races!

Thursday, June 24th

Social at 6:30 | Meeting at 7:00

The Camden Roosevelt, 2101 16th Street NW (Accessible from U Street Station on the Green & Yellow Lines and Dupont Circle Station on the Red Line)