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Name-Calling, XXX-Chatting ANC Commissioner Gets Crushed

Yesterday, I wished Lenwood Johnson luck in his ANC re-election race after he used his government-issued cell phone to make days' worth of adult chat calls and called half of his ANC colleagues dirty names in public forums.

So how'd he fare? Not too well.

Johnson received 223 votes in his ANC 1A10 district, to 473 for his opponent, Anthony Cimino, according to D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics returns.

But maybe it's a blessing in disguise for Johnson. After all, he did tell the Post, “I’m not very happy there [on Irving Street], so I don’t spend a whole lot of time there except for sleeping there and whatever. I do spend a lot of time in Gaithersburg.”

  • ProfChris

    Cimino had to raise $$$ put together a team of volunteers and engineer a campaign. This guy was an incumbent who serves 18 years. He had a lot of standing among a cadre of long term residents, and is as resilient as a zombie in a horror flick. This is the first and only time anyone's been able to stop him. Cimino created a coation of voters--this was not, as Johnson's supporters may have spun--some sort of yuppie/hipster uprising, aided by bourgeois blacks. Cimino had solid support from elderly constituents, long time residents.

  • Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich

    Reading this article and alleged conduct by Lenwood Johnson saddens me. What a mess this has turned into dividing the community. It was time for Lenwood Johnson to leave and possibly move from his D.C. neighborhood to Montgomery County in Gaithersburg. According to the media, it's reported, Lenwood Johnson wan't happy. He should know better not to use his D.C. Government issued cell phone to call an adult chatline. I do know, Lenwood Johnson had a profile on the gay site Adam4Adam with his picture. I don't know if he's openly gay, however, posting you picture on a gay site is like coming out of the closet.

  • SPGorm

    Then why is he on the Democratic State Committee anymore?

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