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Contractor Christian Carter Wants to Be Mayor

Watch out, Jack Evans, Muriel Bowser, Tommy Wells, and Reta Lewis. There's a fifth mayoral candidate in town: Christian Carter.

Who? Carter, a 30-year-old Ward 7 resident, runs a government staffing business in the District, and says he was inspired to run when he saw his firm losing out to rivals because of "cronyism."

Carter likes Vince Gray's "One City" slogan, but isn't as thrilled with the scandals that have plagued Gray's administration. "That's why we have to press the reset button with somebody who's not caught up in the system," says Carter, who bills himself as the "outside insider."

Carter's campaign faces some obvious disadvantages, including the fact that he has name recognition approaching zero.

Carter will look to change that Saturday, when he kicks off his campaign at 4:15 p.m. at Hill Center.

Photo courtesy Christian Carter

  • dude

    i thought gray was done running dummy candidates after the sulaimon brown fiasco

  • Brahmin

    Oh let me count the ways this candidate lacks credibility.....

    Sir if you are reading, run first for ANC, run for dog catcher even. The city is a complex and difficullt structure. Fenty who was at the very least a councilmember and ANC was still overwhelmed by the Federal relationship side...and for that lost the city money in grants and programs.

    This is not an on the ground training type affair. Go get some experience.

  • Blevins

    Carter, a 30-year-old Ward 7 resident, runs a government staffing business in the District, and says he was inspired to run when he saw his firm losing out to rivals because of "cronyism."

    HA HA HA HA AHA HA HA H AH AHA HA HA HA HA! If you can't beat 'em, join em?

  • Drez

    Oh, let him go through the petition process to get on the ballot.


    The whole ENTIRE city government needs to be changed out. I mean the more articles I read, I see all of the council people and the mayor are connected. Why must the Nations Freakin Capitol be filled with crooks at the top of the Freakin food chain. HELP OUR PEOPLE who NEED HELP. HELP w/ JOBS. All the crooks are getting caught up in scandal. They can't help themselves, I guess.

    Mr. Carter, I look forward to hearing your platforms. DC NEEDS HELP not MORE HURT...................

  • Aesop

    Commenters, aka staffers for the African American incumbents, sound scared that Mr. Carter might infringe on their disenfranchised, disconnected and dissipating African American base!

    Bring it on Mr. Carter! Gray and Bowser have ZERO connection with DC's African American community--- especially small, African American business owners.

  • WeNeedAVoice

    OK people, I look forward to change! If Mr. Carter is for empowering our youth and building our city... Let's go!

    Our Youth must have a voice and I will give someone who is not already brainwashed by the system a chance to get them.

    DC needs change, How much experience did Jesus have?

  • StrangeFruit

    Black folk are pissed with being disregarded by the council and mayor; if Mr. Carter can connect to them he'll might be the thriller in Manila and KO his opponents.

  • TruthHurts

    Many citizens of the District have been disenfranchised by the political machines that make promises to obtain votes and then forget everything they said.

    I believe that this young man is dedicated to helping people. He does have a record for helping people; it's doesn't make the news, but Mr. Carter has already changed people's lives.

    He will shine light on issues that the current administration does not want revealed to "outsiders"; it's time...Let's put cronyism back where it belongs, on a spelling bee list.

  • truth hurts

    To the poser above: You're free to comment at will on CP's site. But don't pretend to be someone you're not. Why not use "I'm a believer" as your screen name? As far as I know, it's not taken yet.

  • NE John

    He's got my vote. But I am an independent, so .....

  • Take a closer look

    If i'm not mistaken, Mr. Carter has been banned from the District's contracting office. Take a look.

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  • sticktoyourguns

    well he has HELPED people..even though many don't know it and he can't stand gray so this should be better than fenty and sully brown. also he was banned because he demanded payment for work done...would you work and not be paid??

  • Sarah C

    Is this guy serious? Dummy candidate- precisely.

  • Wooow

    Check his back ground... He never graduated high school or college. Every business he's had has failed. He owes the IRS thousand of tax dollors. Does he own any property in DC? He is a crook, lier and can't be trusted. Does he have children? Who wants their children playing in dog parks? Please do your homework!

  • monica

    The establishment lies and buys - not Christian Carter - He's got my vote

  • sticktoyourguns

    everybody on the council owes taxes except mendelson, evans, wells, maybe cheh

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