Mayoral Debate on Jan. 9 at Dumbarton House
The Citizens Association of Georgetown and the Georgetown Business Association are sponsoring a mayoral debate -- 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at Dumbarton House.
This exchange of views on issues about the District of Columbia is open to all on a first-come, first-serve basis per seating arrangements; doors open 6 p.m. The debate is expected to run two hours.
The debate is for candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor. Confirmed Monday by GBA to attend are Mayor Vincent Gray and Council members Jack Evans, Vincent Orange, Muriel Bowser and Tommy Wells as well as State Department official Reta Jo Lewis and restaurateur Andy Shallal. Other candidates, seeking to win the Democratic primary, include: musician Carlos Allen and contractor Christian Carter. Current Newspapers publisher Davis Kennedy will moderate the program.
In Washington, D.C., general elections are usually won by Democratic candidates. According to the D.C. Democratic State Committee, 75 percent of registered voters in Washington, D.C., are Democrats, with 17 percent independent and 7 percent Republican.
For more information, call Dumbarton House -- 2715 Q St., NW -- at 202-337-2288.