Ward 8 Young Dems SBOE Candidate Forum
Saturday the Ward 8 Young Democrats held a State Board of Education Candidate Forum. Everyone was invited, only Eugene Kinlow and Trayon White showed up. In fairness, the event was rescheduled from last Saturday, where I understand everyone came, the Ward 8 Democrats meeting ended at 2:00pm (Young Dems Start time) and it was DC Emancipation day; so many candidates likely had other commitments. Phillip Pannell sent a very nice note (Pannell W8 Young Dems Response) apologizing for his absence. The above events not withstanding…what happened to everyone else?
I have to say, I was impressed with Mr. White. I had all but overlooked him before last weeks Barry endorsement. And Saturday, he seemed to have a command of the issues and a real connection with the children he will be representing (if elected). Mr. Kinlow had to leave early for another engagement and I commend him for showing up on a rainy day when he was clearly ripping and running around town. I was thoroughly impressed with him at the Ward 8 SBOE Candidate Forum in March but in a room where there were more teenagers than adults, not so much. He’s clearly done a lot for the ward, but when asked the direct question of what he’s done for the children of the ward (by one of the teenagers in attendance), his answer was weaker than when answering questions about his overall service.
Check out the tweet roll on the left for my tweets and @WilliamEllisPhD for his tweets during the event for the play-by-play.