For Doug A. Rogers, like Barack Obama and Arthur Delaney, it’s all over but the counting. ANC 2B09 challenger Rogers—-who was randomly photographed earlier today by our roaming election staffer, Amanda Hess (that’s him on the left)— just called in from home. He’s been up since 4 a.m. and was out all day at 14th and U in front of the Reese Center. His opponent, incumbent Ramon Estrada, the ANC chair, was out in the rain as well.
“Yes, we spoke,” says Rogers. “We’re neighbors. We have our differences, but it’s a friendly race.”
Rogers, a CPA for a consulting firm Downtown, is optimistic and is planning to head down to the Board of Elections later tonight for some results. Of course “with all the issues down there and the write-in for Carol Schwartz….if it’s close, we’ll have to wait for the absentee ballots to come in. It could take two weeks.”
Rogers is running on a pro-development, pro-local-biz platform, especially in regard to the west side of 14th Street and it’s lack of fabulousness compared to the east side of the street, which is under the purview of a different ANC.
Estrada “has been in the neighborhood for 30 years,” says Rogers, hedging his optimism. “We’ll see what happens….he does have a lot of people who are anti-development.”