There’s a new tool for candidates looking to score a sweet unpaid ANC commissioner gig.
Capitol Hill’s ANC6B02 Ivan Frishberg, a political director for an environmental group, said he sent out robocalls targeted to people living in his single-member district to introduce himself and invite voters to a candidate forum hosted by a local blog, The Hill is Home. He said the call was also a way “to show people that I’m serious about being more engaged and accessible as a commissioner.”
Robocalls, though, tend to be features for races involving offices a little bit higher up the political food chain. LL asked how much he paid for the call, but Frishberg declined to say: “It was definitely affordable.” (Frishberg says he’s raised $1,500 for his campaign through small donations.) He added that it apparently took some work for the robocall firm, Winning Connections, to compile a list of 6B02 voters from their database. (It dawns on LL that maybe the call was affordable because there aren’t that many voters to call in an ANC election.)
Frishberg is in a 3-way race for the ANC seat. He’s facing a 10-year incumbent, Mary Wright, and challenger Vernon Mallu.