Gay Republican and Ward 1 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Marc Morgan has taken out petitions to run in the April 1 Republican primary as a candidate for the at-large D.C. Council seat currently held by Democrat Anita Bonds.
Morgan is the only GOP candidate to enter the at-large Council race so far. Two other Democrats have entered the race and would be running against Bonds in the April 1 Democratic primary if they obtain the number of petition signatures needed to get on the ballot.
The two are Nate Bennett-Fleming, a Ward 8 attorney who won election in 2012 as the city’s shadow U.S. Representative; and attorney Robert White, who worked for the past five years on the staff of D.C. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-At-Large).
Bonds and Bennett-Fleming have strong records of support for the LGBT community. White’s position on LGBT issues couldn’t immediately be determined, although his tenure on Norton’s staff suggests he shares Norton’s strong and longtime support for LGBT equality.