FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2019
Contact: Marina Streznewski, email@example.com
Washington, DC - Today, ANC 2A01 Commissioner Patrick Kennedy filed paperwork with the Office of Campaign Finance to seek the Democratic nomination for Ward 2 councilmember. A longtime civic leader in Ward 2, Patrick is running on a platform of restoring public trust, alleviating the District’s housing crisis, creating a safer and more efficient transportation network, and expanding opportunities for all D.C. residents -- particularly through strong and diverse neighborhood schools.
“Like many residents of Ward 2, I have been disappointed and saddened to read about ethical lapses on the part of Councilmember Evans. I have worked well with him and his staff for years, and I respect his contributions to the District and the ward, but I think it’s time for a change and to have a conversation about the future.”
Additionally, Patrick registered his intent with the Office of Campaign Finance to participate in D.C.’s new Fair Elections Program to amplify the donations of small-dollar local resident donors. If he qualifies, he will be the first candidate to participate in the program.
“It’s critically important for the public to know that their voice counts, that their participation in the process matters, and that the officials they elect are accountable only to them. Enrolling in the Fair Elections Program is a critical reassurance in that regard, and that’s why I will be proud to run as a participating candidate.”
Patrick was first elected to ANC 2A in 2012, and has been re-elected three times subsequently. He was the ANC chairman from 2014 to 2018, and has served as vice chair since 2018. In addition to serving on the ANC, Patrick has been involved with a number of community institutions and local organizations including the D.C. Democratic State Committee, the Ward 2 Democrats, the Foggy Bottom Association, and St. Mary’s Court.
“Serving for the last six years on the ANC and being a community leader has given me a great deal of insight into the challenges facing the District of Columbia. It is an experience that I will bring to bear in offering my vision to address the challenges facing the ward and D.C. as a whole.”
Patrick earned his B.A. from the George Washington University in 2014, and currently works at CRP, Incorporated, a District-based small business that specializes in management consulting.
The campaign's website is PatrickForWard2.com.