Posts Tagged ‘philip pannell’

Teacher Tierra Jolly Beats Longtime Activist Phil Pannell in Ward 8 Race

Teacher Tierra Jolly triumphed over rival Philip Pannell in a low-turnout vote today for the special election for the Ward 8 State Board of Education seat, according to preliminary results from the D.C. Board of Elections.
Longtime activist Pannell had the weight of much of the ward's establishment behind him, including a late-breaking endorsement from Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry. Still, Jolly managed [...]

National Group’s Mailers Roil Ward 8 Ed Board Race

Ward 8's race for a seat on the State Board of Education has been shaken up after a series of pricey mailers supporting candidate Tierra Jolly. And while most candidates in an otherwise sleepy special election would love to be backed by a heavy mail campaign, no one claims to be less happy about the mailers than Jolly herself.
“The [...]

The Little-Known Election That’s About to Cost the District $300,000

Are you pumped for election day this Tuesday? LL’s not talking about the mayoral primary—that was in April. Or the general election, which is still four months from now. Instead, District voters will go to the polls next week to cast ballots for a special election for Ward 8’s seat on the State Board of [...]

Candidates Turn Out for Ward 8 Board of Education Seat, and Maybe Something More

What motivates someone to run for a spot on the District's toothless State Board of Education? The $15,000 stipend is nice, obviously. There's the chance to shape young minds—albeit a much reduced one since 2007, when the mayoral school takeover replaced the Board of Education with the current board.
In Ward 8's special election for an [...]

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