The Washington City Paper has endorsed Elissa Silverman for D.C. Council At-Large, saying:
"Silverman has demonstrated an insider’s knowledge of how the city’s budget works, or doesn’t work, especially when it comes to issues of poverty and affordable housing. But in the year since she first ran, she’s also shown she can get things done: The D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, where she worked after leaving the Washington Post, helped build the coalition that got the city’s minimum wage raised and expanded paid sick leave for all workers. Silverman also helped organize last year’s ultimately failed effort to ban corporate contributions from D.C. politics, and she’s run her own campaign as if it had passed. She’d bring a skeptical, aggressive voice for interests that aren’t always well-represented in government to the Wilson Building."
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Thanks to Peter Rosenstein of the Washington Blade, for his kind words:
"Silverman has run before and then and now has shown she is well versed on the issues facing the District. She understands the District government having covered it as a reporter and delved into the details of the budget in her work for the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute. She would also make a good addition to the Council."
Elissa has worked side-by-side with activists in the LGBT community, and looks forward to continuing that work on the Council!