Georgetown’s only competitive ANC race loses a candidate

It’s kind of a big deal that Jeff Jones and Michael Savage both filed to run for a seat on Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Was a big deal, that is.

The contested election, which would have been Georgetown’s first since 2004, is officially down to a single candidate. In an email sent to Voice writer Mark Waterman, Savage revealed that he will not appear on the ballot this November due to a petition snafu.

“On September 7th, fellow ANC 2E-03 candidate Jeff Jones challenged my nominating petition,” Savage wrote. “His audit of my petition showed that not all signees were registered in our Single Member District and were, therefore, ineligible to sign the petition.”

Although Savage’s name will not appear on the ballot, he can still run as a write-in candidate for Single Member District 3, which stretches from the University’s front gates to Wisconsin Avenue and is bordered by Volta and N Streets. He plans to make a decision about a potential write-in campaign “in the next few weeks.”

Vox can think of one ANC commissioner, Bill Skelsey, who won as a write-in candidate. But, he did it while unopposed.

Photo: ANC2E

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