At-large Candidates Meet April 1 at Tony & Joe’s

The Georgetown Business Association will host candidates for the at-large District Council special election in a panel-style forum at Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., April 1.

Candidates Anita Bonds (interim at-large councilmember), Michael Brown, Matthew Frumin, Patrick Mara, Perry Redd, Elissa Silverman and Paul Zukerberg plan to attend; candidate John Settles will not attend. The special election — to fill an at-large seat vacated by the elevation of District Council Chair Phil Mendelson — will be held April 23.

Co-sponsored by the Citizen’s Association of Georgetown, the forum will be moderated by Davis Kennedy, publisher of the Current Newspapers. It will include questions submitted by D.C. voters, by those attending the forum as well as by the forums’s local media sponsors, the Georgetowner, the Georgetown Patch, the Georgetown Current and the Georgetown Dish. Tony and Joe’s Restaurant is located at 3000 K St., NW., at Washington Harbour.

= Anita Bonds is the interim at-large councilmember and Democratic Party chair.

= Michael Brown is a former councilmember looking to reclaim a seat he once held on the District Council.

= Matthew Frumin is a Ward 3 advisory neighborhood commissioner.

= Patrick Mara is a political strategist and school board member in the District.

= Perry Redd is a social activist and executive director of Sincere Seven, an advocate of social change.

= Elissa Silverman is a budget analyst and former Washington Post and City Paper reporter.

= Paul Zukerberg is an attorney specializing in marijuana and other substance possession cases.

RSVPs for the April 1 forum should be send to for confirmed seating.


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