Kent Boese Announces His Candidacy for Ward 1 Councilmember

Kent Boese announcing his candidacy for the 2018 Ward 1 Democratic Primary at his home in the Park View neighborhood on July 1, 2017.

July 1, 2017

Today Kent Boese formally announced his candidacy for the 2018 Ward 1 Democratic Primary for the DC Council. He made the formal announcement at his house in Park View, a neighborhood that Kent has called home for more than a decade.

“I am running to be the next Ward 1 Councilmember because I am committed to ensuring that our District government meets the needs of all residents,” Kent said. “Restoring Ward 1’s long legacy of providing excellent constituent services on issues large and small is one of my top priorities, and I will be the progressive advocate that maintains the rich diversity of our Ward as our neighborhoods continue to grow and prosper.”

For almost eight years, Kent has championed community issues and provided exceptional constituent services as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for the neighborhoods of Park View, Pleasant Plains, and Columbia Heights. In his capacity as Chairman of ANC 1A, Kent learned that balancing the needs of the community with the best interests of the entire District is not always easy, but time and again he has achieved the best possible outcomes that add to the quality of life for all who call our neighborhoods home.

“Ward 1 is so much more than a collection of neighborhoods defined by artificial boundaries like ANC Single Member Districts, Police Service Areas, and Education Clusters,” Kent said. “Instead it is an interconnected network of diverse communities that allows all voices to be heard and play a role in shaping the vision for their community.”

Kent works hard to provide superior representation on issues large and small and everything in between – from complex, multi-phase real estate development projects to broken park benches; from neighborhood school modernization timetables and budgets to tree plantings.

Kent’s commitment and dedication to seeing that our community and Ward continue to grow in a progressive and inclusive manner led to his decision to run to be the next Ward 1 Councilmember.