Allen, Nadeau Set for Council Seats
James Wright | 4/2/2014, 3 p.m.
Meehan said Bonds’ bill that D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) signed into law, "The Senior Citizens Real Property Tax Relief Act of 2013", only strengthened her support.
"I am a senior and while that bill does not apply to me, I know a lot of seniors who are having a hard time," said Meehan, 75. "This bill will encourage seniors to stay in their homes and I am glad that Anita figured it out."
The at-large race did not command the attention of every District voter.
"In the at-large race… I did not know the candidates or their platforms," said Joseph Jones, echoing a concern that many District voters had.
However, Jones knew who he wanted to win in Ward 1.
"I voted for Jim Graham," said Jones, 63. "I think he has done a good job over the years and if you need something done, you can reach him."
Graham, 68, won his first election to the D.C. Council in 1998 and is known for his progressive stands on many issues and his fierce protection of the ward.
Jones, who voted at the Boys and Girls Club near 14th Street in Northwest, said he knew little about Graham's challenger.
"I don't know who Brianne Nadeau is," he said.
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) had no opposition in the primary. However, Cheh will face Libertarian Party candidate Ryan Sabot in the general election while Bonds will compete for one of the two at-large seats with Republican Marc Morgan, D.C. Statehood Green's Eugene Puryear and Libertarian Frederick Steiner.
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) had no opposition in her primary bid and neither did D.C. Shadow Representative Candidate Franklin Garcia. Norton is set to face Libertarian Sara Jane Panfil, D.C. Statehood Green's Natale Stracuzzi and Republican Nelson F. Rimensynder in the general election.
Garcia will face Libertarian Martin Moulton in the general.
D.C. Statehood Senator Paul Strauss defeated challenger Pete Ross. Strauss will face D.C. Statehood Green candidate David Schwartzman and Libertarian John Daniel in November.