D.C. Political Roundup: King Considers Supporting Bowser, But Picks Gray

James Wright | 1/29/2014, 3 p.m.
Robert King, the influential advisory neighborhood commissioner of single-member district 5C03 and the longest-serving elected official in the District, urged ...
Robert King is the longest-serving elected official in the District. Photo by Roy Lewis

Anita Bonds is running for her first full term on the D.C. Council.

Anita Bonds is running for her first full term on the D.C. Council.

"I have worked hard for the residents of the District," said Bonds, 68. "I will work to continue to reduce poverty, the disparity between the haves and the have nots and for sustainable results for all of the citizens of the District."

Bonds also works as the chairman of the D.C. Democratic State Committee.

She has served as an advisory neighborhood commissioner in Ward 5, including a stint as a chairman of her commission, and in the mayoral administration of Marion Barry, Sharon Pratt Kelly and Anthony Williams. She is a former employee of Georgetown University in Northwest and executive at Fort Myer Construction Corporation in Northeast.

On the D.C. Council, she is noted for pushing property tax relief for seniors and affordable housing for District residents. She lacks the seniority on the D.C. Council to serve as chairman of a committee at this point.

Bonds said that she will continue to represent all District residents.

"Everyday I represent our hometown – its seniors, youth, families, the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community, the disabled, returning citizens, veterans, homeowners, renters, nonprofits, small businesses, educators, trade unionists, students and faith-based organizations of the District through government, policies and opportunities for all," she said.