City Desk

Expect David Catania’s Re-Election Decision Soon

Mayoral wannabes, including Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and businessman R. Donahue Peebles, are certainly drawing out their decisions to challenge incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

But LL hears another politico who has thus far kept his supporters hanging is nearing a decision. At-Large Councilmember David A. Catania will soon announce whether he will run for a fourth full term.

According to Ben Young, Catania's chief of staff, the 13-year council veteran expects to make a decision shortly after his 42nd birthday, which is on Jan. 16. As to what that decision will be, Catania has informed several close supporters to assume that he's running again.

Catania, of course, will stand for re-election as an independent less than a year after his greatest legislative triumph—legalizing gay marriages in the District of Columbia—to add to a strong record on city health issues. He would have one thus-far-declared opponent: Anthony Motley, a Ward 8 minister and community activist who abandoned his Democratic party affiliation last year to pursue an independent run.

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  • WARD4DC

    I don't like Catania and if he were to die of a heart attack, this would be good news to my ears. He's a racist gay bully. He make sure he take care of his lilly white gay constiuents. Someone should whip Miss Catania's ass for being so dam mean and evil. If there's a "hell", Miss Catania deserves to go there.

  • proballdc

    Catania is definately mean and surley. Traits that I believe he misinterprets as being tough with strong will. Similar to the same misinterpretation that I believe the Mayor has. However, I don't wish either of them dead. Just out of public office.

    I have seen some of the worst grandstanding on the dais come from Catania. He uses his seat on the Council as a license to disrespect those who appear before him. He seems to delight in attacking someone's professionalism and dignity. Then, he wonder's why nobody honor's Council requests to appear before them.

    He is running at-large, so, for my part, I won't vote for him, however, if nobody runs against him, that will do little to undue his overly inflated ego.

  • WARD4DC

    Yes ProballDC, Miss Catania is very surly and I hate his guts and yes I wish death visits him soon. If I were into Voodo or Santeria, I would cast an evil spell on him for his meaness to others. In reference to King Fenty, his is an arrogant son of a bitch too. I wouldn't wish death on him. I just would like to see someone whip his ass or punch him in the face like they did the French President. LOL LOL

  • WARD4DC

    Correction:

    Yes ProballDC you are correct, Miss Catania is very surly and I hate his guts. I wish death visits Catania soon. If I were into Voodoo or Santeria, I would cast an evil spell on him for his meaness to others. In reference to King Fenty, he's an arrogant son of a bitch too. I wouldn't wish death on King Fenty. I would like to see someone whip his ass or punch him in the face like they did the French President. LOL LOL

  • noodlez

    THE COCKSUCKER WILL HAVE NO CHANCE OF WINNING!

  • Wassup

    Unfortunately David Catania has drunk his own Kool-Ade. Ever since he figured out how much easier it was to raise money from the few with mega-bucks (remember the stadium deal) the from the masses he has served a constituency of one, himself.

    I have supported him in the past but will not moving forward. He has become mostly a mean bully as mentioned above. That being said unless his polling shows he is dead in the water you can count on his running again.
    He has become addicted to the power and the sense of superiority.

  • NW dude

    From the looks of these sorry posts, it appears as though David may not be doing well among people who slept through school. "Lilly" white? "Kool-Ade"? "Surley"? "The from the masses"? "Dam evil"? "Undue his ego"?

    C'mon, people. If you're going to hurl venom, at least take a moment to spell-check.

    P.S. Sorry to disappoint, haters, but Catania runs and Catania wins.

  • WARD4DC

    NW Dude, fuck you and David Catania. I guess you have sucked his little cock or got fucked by him. I stand by my word, I hope this evil white racist dies a horrible death. This isn't a grammer or English class on here. If an Independent run against him as Michael Brown did, Miss Catania's days on the D.C. Council will be over. The faggot was a Republican in the beginning, but he got mad with former President Bush and Republicans for not supporting gay marriage. The evil racist switched to an Independent. I am a native Washingtonian and I have been a registered voter since 1975. I do vote on a regular basis and I will not be voting for this racist white gay bigot. You do know, white gays can be just as racists as heterosexual whites in society. They were all raised of the same stock in white America.

  • Bisexual Vampire

    D.C. At Large Councilmember David Catania is a "BITCH". Many gay men can be very vicious and vindictive and Catania is one of them. He only caters to his white gay circle of friends. I am white and bisexual, but I will not support David Catania. I would vote for a Demon in hell.

  • Rick Mangus

    Catania is a vindictive and nasty queen who has tried in the past to destroy people and yes this is coming from a gay man. He will lose in this election and be replaced with someone better. Catania the chickens have come home to roost.

  • Bisexual Vampire

    Amen to your comment Rick Mangus. LOL Sometimes the truth hurts and people like NW Dude can't accept the truth. LOL

  • Jon Bon Jovi

    LOL I agree with everyone's comment about Catania with the exception on NW Dude. NW Dude, please stop smoking crack and come back to reality.

  • proballdc

    NW Dude. I'd say that the use of lazy language like "c'mon" is a reflection of your childish communication capability, but, like your generalization on the education of other posters, I would more than likely be dead wrong.

    It is clear that you got the underlying opinion of those who do not share your glowing perception of David Catania.

    Looking at the quality and character of D.C. politicians, it is not saying much to suggest that if Catania runs he will be re-elected. D.C. recycles politicians more foil.

    Actually it is quite sad.

  • noodlez

    DAMN!

    I WAS GETTING READY TO DROP THE BOMB ON GAYTANIA (AKA FAGGIE FENTY'S DL PARTNER) HOWEVER FROM READING SOME OF THE COMMENTS IT SEEMS LIKE THE COCKSUKER IS CATCHING SOME FRIENDLY FIRE!

    ATTA BOY RICK "DEEP IN MY MAN GUT" MANGUS! IM PROUD OF YA!

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
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    NW dude HE AINT DOIN WELL WITH THOSE WHO WERE AWAKE!
    THE ONLY RACE GAYTANIA MAY WIN IS A ONE-ON-ONE WITH GRAHAM TO SEE WHO IS THE FIRST TO POLISH OFF FAGGIE FENTY. FAKE ASS SNAKE CHARMER.

  • Kappa1911

    At Large D.C. Councilmember David Catania will not get re-elected. Catania is a very vindictive human being. Once he attacked former Ward 2 ANC Commissioner Leroy Thorpe by making a negative comment about Muslims at a live Council hearing on D.C. Cable 13. Leroy Thorpe told Catania, your faggot friends are moving into the Shaw neighborhood and I haven't complained about that. Catania back down like the bitch he is and shut the fuck up. I am not a fan of Leroy Thorpe, but I was hoping, Leroy Thorpe would whip Catania's ass at that hearing. lol

    One day, Catanis is going to attack the wrong person and they are going to go postal on his ass. LOL

  • candycane1

    The arrogant SOB needs to go. He won't be getting my vote. He' the public servant and too many times I have seen him disrespect those who pay his salary.

  • Rick Mangus

    REMEMBER PEOPLE GET MAD, STAY MAD, IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO BITCH SLAP AND TO SEND ALOT OF THESE ARROGANT ASS HOLES PACKEN ON ELECTION DAY!

  • noodlez

    HEY RICK! TAP YOUR BRAKES HOMIE.

    YOU DRIVIN RECKLESS WITH THE CAPS LOCK!

    WOW! GAYTANIA GOT YOU BENT OUT THE FRAME LIKE THAT?

    WELL ALRIGHTY THEN!

  • Rick Mangus

    I hate the son of a bitch, like no other in this town!

  • WARD4NDC

    The day David Catania dies, I will jump with joy and be happy to hear the news of his death. He's an evil nasty vindictive racist son of a bitch.

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  • shanedc

    What specifically makes Catania a racist? From my perspective he's the only councilmember who's made actual improvements for healthcare east of the river. How is it that this "racist" has done more for Ward 8 healthcare than Barry?

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