And we are off to the races! The first candidates have picked up their nomination petitions for the Ward 8 and Ward 8 DC Council seats (which contrary to popular opinion actually belong to the people of those wards who elect a person to represent them).
The list of Barry's would-be replacements ranges from a "who's who" to a "who's that?" Ward 8 Democrats president Natalie Williams, a former Barry spokeswoman-turned-bitter primary foe, can likely bring some firepower to the race. Ditto LaRuby May, a community activist and former high-ranking Bowser campaign staffer who can draw on the ward organization she ran for Bowser.
Also competing are Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners Greta Fuller, Darrell Gaston, Anthony Muhammad, frequent office-seeker and ex-ANC member Sandra Seegars, Leonard Watson, and Edwina Montaque.