November 5, 2014 at 1:28 pm EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
At least 21 gay ANC candidates win races
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Mike Silverstein was among the 16 LGBT candidates who won a seat on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

At least 21 openly gay or lesbian candidates running for seats on the city’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions won their races on Tuesday. Most were incumbents who ran unopposed.

Their names, which were provided to the Blade by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and some of the candidates themselves, are listed here along with the ANC single member districts in which they ran.

Kent Boese, 1A08 (unopposed)

Brian Footer, 1B01 (unopposed)

Robb Hudson, 1B11 (unopposed)

Mike Feldstein, 2B01 (unopposed)

Mike Silverstein, 2B06 (unopposed)

Mark Ranslem, 1B08 (unopposed)

James Turner, 1B09 (unopposed)

Katherine Gordon, 2F01 (unopposed)

John Fanning, 2F04 (unopposed)

Lee Brian Reba, 3C01 (unopposed)

Dan Bradfield, 3G06

John Paul Hayworth, 4C07

Joseph Martin, 4C09

Jose Barrios Jr., 5B04

Andy Litsky, 6D04 (unopposed)

Roger Moffatt, 6D05 (unopposed)

Alexander Padro, 6E01

Kevin Chapple, 6E02

Catherine Woods, 7C03

Anthony Lorenzo Green, 8B04 (unopposed)

Another two gay ANC candidates lost their races. They were Ward 1 civic activist Matt Abbruzzese, who lost to John Green in ANC 1B12, and Dupont Circle civic activist Jonathan Padget, who lost to Daniel Warwick in ANC 2B02.

Victory Fund representative John Klenert said there could be other LGBT ANC candidates who may have won or lost their races on Nov. 4 that are not known to the Victory Fund, which monitors and raises money for out LGBT candidates across the country.

(Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the names of additional openly gay candidates elected to ANC seats. Names of others who wish to be added should be sent to

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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