The District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) has endorsed Mayor Muriel Bowser and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for re-election, Brian Schwalb for D.C. Attorney General, as well as six candidates who are competing in the D.C. Council’s November 8 general election – including Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. DCAR also endorsed one candidate for state Board of Education.
The selected candidates for the races are:
- U.S. Congress – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
- Mayor – Muriel Bowser
- D.C. Attorney General – Brian Schwalb
- Council Chairman – Phil Mendelson
- Council At-Large – Anita Bonds
- Council At-Large – Kenyan McDuffie
- Ward 1 – No endorsement
- Ward 3 – Matthew Frumin
- Ward 5 – Zachary Parker
- Ward 6 – Charles Allen
- State Board of Education, Ward 3 – Eric Goulet
Since the June primary election, DCAR’s REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees have continued to vet candidates to understand their vision and priorities for Washington, D.C. The member-led committee was moved by the ideas the endorsed candidates shared.
This election is a watershed moment for the District. We are moving into an endemic phase of COVID-19, and we’re facing pivotal challenges as we emerge from the pandemic. The past two years deeply underscored housing’s fundamental necessity.
Washington is one of the major epicenters of the housing affordability crisis; owning a home is becoming unobtainable for more and more District residents. Without a concentrated push to substantially increase housing supply, the American dream will continue to fade for many.
Additional details about each candidate can be found on DCAR’s website.
The District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) is recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® as a state-level Association, representing more than 3,000 REALTORS® in DC. DCAR advocates, protects and promotes the interests of members and the public DCAR serves. DCAR is the voice of real estate in the District, fighting to ensure homeowner rights are preserved.