ANTHONY LORENZO, CANDIDATE FOR ANC SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT 8B04
Anthony Lorenzo wants your vote for SMD 8B04
I’m Anthony Lorenzo, a candidate for Advisory
Neighborhood Commissioner in Single Member District (SMD) 8B04. This newly
realigned SMD includes parts of the Fort Stanton area and a small portion of
the Hillsdale community. My drive and compassion to see a better Ward 8 has
lead me to this point in my life to step up and accept the responsibility our
ancestors have fought and spilled blood for. Being a representative for the
residents in my community will allow our opinions heard clearly on the
direction we see Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 8B headed.
From the newly renovated Moten Elementary to the future
development of the Gainesville Square Town Homes, this community is proving
that vibrancy and optimism can flourish during times of struggle. Unfortunately,
many of my fellow neighbors are seeing the booming expansion in our city but
are feeling the pain the economic downturn has left behind on our doorsteps.
This presents a great opportunity for ANC Commissioners to step up and provide
their communities with vital information on programs that are available and can
be beneficial in reducing some of the financial burdens many may be facing in
their households. That type of leadership is expected and should never be
marginalized to compensate for those who only want the position for selfish
purposes. Today, that is a character flaw we face with the leadership of ANC
When public meetings are downgraded to events of verbal
and physical attacks by our elected officials because they can not take criticism
for their actions (or non-actions), we have a problem. The level of immaturity
and irresponsibility for the way our tax dollars are spent by ANC 8B requires
an injection of new blood to right the ways of those who continue to fail us.
Infighting by fellow commissioners over not having access to the ANC office,
bank statements and the checkbook to make sure our money is being spent
appropriately is only causing gridlock and instability on a commission whose
whole focus should be on addressing the needs of our community. We all have a
responsibility to do what’s best for our communities and the greater Ward 8.
You don’t accept this opportunity to represent your fellow neighbors for a
title or position, you do it to make a difference.
It’s time we get back to the basics and elect true
advocates for our communities, not those who are in it for themselves or
looking to expand some type of political career. I’m proud of the fact I can
stand before you today on the balance beam of truth without any need of dabbling
in falsehoods. This election brings me hope because my neighbors are filled
with hope. I am glad to have their unending support and look forward to the
change that will come...change from the ground up.
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