Norton could face 2010 challenge from community activist
Ward 4 community activist Douglass Sloan is considering a run against longtime Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton in 2010. Friends are holding a fundraiser Wednesday at an undisclosed location.
Sloan, who runs a public relations/government affairs consulting firm, offered few details but had this to say about possibly challenging Holmes Norton in an e-mail to D.C. Wire: "I feel obliged to do so because I'm interested in expanding the influence of the office to give it more of a local perspective and to be more engaged in policy issues that directly affect the residents of the District of Columbia."
Sloan has an uphill battle if he enters the race. Holmes Norton is wildly popular. Sloan was among a crowded field of 19 candidates in the 2007 special election to fill the unexpired term of the Ward 4 seat vacated by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty after he became mayor.
Muriel Bowser, endorsed by Fenty, won; Sloan had a 13th place showing with 1 percent of the vote.
But Sloan always attracts a handful of faithful followers, using his status as a native Washingtonian and as a former outreach coordinator in the mayor's Office of Community Affairs under Fenty's predecessor, Anthony A. Williams.
-- Nikita Stewart
Christopher Dean Hopkins
December 7, 2009; 1:31 PM ET
Categories: 2010 District Election , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Nikita Stewart
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