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The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics yesterday published the names of candidates running for Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B in the November 6 general election. Each of the ANC’s five single-member districts will have one unopposed candidate.

Sitting commissioners Jackie Blumenthal, Charles Cinque Fulwood, and Brian Cohen are running for re-election in SMDs 2, 3, and 5, respectively. Joe Fiorillo is running to represent SMD 1, as his late wife, Cathy, once did. That district is currently represented by Ben Thielen, who is not running for re-election.

Mary C. Young is running to replace longtime ANC member Howie Kreitzman in SMD 4 (Cathedral Heights). Kreitzman resigned last month because he is moving to New York.

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According to the unofficial results of yesterday’s election, Jackie Blumenthal held onto her Advisory Neighborhood Commission seat, winning 236 votes to challenger Alev Akbulut’s 40. (There were six write-in votes.) The neighborhood’s other ANC races were uncontested, and the new ANC will consist of Blumenthal, fellow incumbents Howie Kreitzman and Brian Cohen, Glover Park Citizens’ Association secretary Mark Stevens, and Ben Thielen of the Wisconsin Avenue Streetcar Coalition.

Vincent Gray won the mayor’s office by a wide margin citywide, but in Glover Park’s precinct, he only narrowly beat “WRITE IN,” 609 to 593. The names on write-in ballots have not yet been reported, but one would expect many of these to go to current mayor Adrian Fenty, whose supporters pushed a write-in effort after he lost to Gray in the primary. (In our precinct, Carlos Allen got 49 votes for mayor; Faith got 26; and Omari Musa got 8.)

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