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7 Democrats, 1 Republican on Special Election ballot; AP and Washington Post get names wrong

27 Jan

How embarrassing for the Post and the Associated Press. I know all those Jewish names sound alike, but the candidate is Paul Zuckerberg (pictured in photo on far left), not Paul Zuckerman. I bet if you look at his petitions or the handy tweets the DC Board of Elections provides you can get the names right.

8 candidates submit petitions to run in special election for open DC Council seat

WASHINGTON — Eight candidates have submitted petitions to run for an open D.C. Council seat in a special election this spring.
The deadline to submit petitions was 5 p.m. Wednesday. Candidates must collect signatures from 3,000 registered voters in the district to appear on the ballot.

The election will fill the at-large seat vacated by Phil Mendelson when he became council chairman last year. Democrat Anita Bonds is filling the seat on an interim basis and is among the candidates who turned in petitions.
The D.C. Board of Elections says former councilmember Michael A. Brown also submitted petitions. So did Republican school board member Patrick Mara, who finished second in a nine-person special election in 2011.
The other candidates are Matthew Frumin, Perry Redd, John Settles, Elissa Silverman and Paul Zukerman.
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