In the Nov. 3rd General Election, DC residents will have the opportunity to elect ANC (Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners) in their District. The ANCs are a non-partisan body of elected officials that represent local community members.
The commissioners serve two-year terms without pay. All commissioners in all wards are up for election this year. Each commissioner represents a Single Member District (SMD) of approximately 2,000 residents. The ANCs’ main role in the District is to be their neighborhood’s official voice in advising the District government (and Federal agencies) on things that affect their neighborhoods.
The area covered by ANC 6C includes Stanton Park and Union Station, reaching north to New York and Florida Avenues NE. While no race is contested on the ballot, Pranav Nanda is running as a write-in candidate to challenge incumbent Mark Eckenwiler in 6C03.
The Hill Rag is running separate statements from each of the write-in candidates. You can read statements all those running to represent ANC 6C residents here.
Nanda’s Candidate statement is below.
This year, DC faced many significant challenges & many underlying issues facing our community have been illuminated. I am running as a Write-In Candidate for ANC 6C04 because I want to make sure that as we recover & address these challenges the voices of all my neighbors are heard, to make sure our values are reflected in decisions impacting our community, and because I believe going “back to normal” is not good enough and that we must strive to make DC a more just and equitable community for all.
As a member of Moms Demand Action, I have advocated for a #VisionZero that invests in evidenced-based community-solutions to address the rising rates of violence in DC. As a member of the DC Education Coalition For Change, I have called for investment in our neighborhood schools, more mental health support for students, and initiatives to close the digital divide. As a lead-organizer with the Ward-6 Mutual Aid Network, I have helped support our unhoused neighbors and W6 families throughout COVID-19 and have led the DC Back to School Bash which provided 400 students with a digital device to engage in distance learning.
I am someone who will bring people together, create solutions, and then get to work to get things done and that is the passion and energy I will bring to the ANC. Please visit www.pranavnanda6c04.com or follow me on Twitter at @PranavNandaDC to learn more about me and my campaign and please consider Writing-In Pranav Nanda for ANC 6C04!