Ward 3 community activist and transgender rights advocate Monika Nemeth won election on Tuesday to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in district 3F06, becoming the first known transgender person to be elected to an ANC seat.
According to the D.C. Board of Election’s final but unofficial count, Nemeth received 56.6 percent of the vote, finishing ahead of incumbent commissioner William Sittig, who received 41.5 percent of the vote.
Nemeth, a member of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the city’s largest local LGBT political organization, was among 30 known LGBT ANC candidates running in the Nov. 6 D.C. election.
Out of those 30 candidates, 23 won their races for ANC seats in six of the city’s eight wards. Sixteen of the 23 candidates that won were unopposed.
One of the LGBT candidates that lost, incumbent 2C01 Commissioner John Tinpe, lost to gay challenger Michael Shankle.
Two other gay ANC incumbents lost their re-election bids – Roger Moffat of 6D05, which includes the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood; and Nick Delle Donne of 2B04, which represents part of the Dupont Circle neighborhood.
Following is a list of the 30 known LGBT candidates running for Advisory Neighborhood Commission seats in Tuesday’s election and the outcome of their races:
Kent Boese, 1A08 (unopposed) – won
Michael Wray, 1A09 (unopposed) – won
Caleb-Michael Files, 1B02 – lost
James Turner, 1B09 (unopposed) – won
Rob Hudson, 1B11 (unopposed) – won
Japer Bowles, 1C07 – won
Matthew Sampson, 2B01 (unopposed) – won
Vincent Slatt, 2B03 – lost
Nick Delle Donne, 2B04 – lost
Randy Downs, 2B05 (unopposed) – won
Mike Silverstein, 2B06 (unopposed) – won
John Tinpe, 2C01 – lost
Michael Shankle, 2C01 – won
Jason Forman, 2F01 (unopposed) – won
John Guggenmos, 2F02 (unopposed) – won
John Fanning, 2F04 (unopposed) – won
Kevin Sylvester, 2F07 (unopposed) – won
Lee Brian Reba, 3C01 – won
Monika Nemeth, 3F06 – won
Dan Bradfield, 3G06 (unopposed) – won
Aaron Polkey, 4D03 (unopposed) – won
Robb Dooling, 6C06 (unopposed) – won
Ron Collins, 6D03 (unopposed) – won
Andy Litsky, 6D04 (unopposed) – won
Roger Moffatt, 6D05 – lost
Brandt J. Miller, 6D07 – lost
Alexander “Alex” Padro, 6E01 – won
Catherine Woods, 7C03 – won
Anthony Lorenzo Green (unopposed) – won
Mysiki Valentine, 7D04 – lost