Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A comment from Ward 4 Candidate Charles Gaither

Since I am only one person and have had trouble interviewing all the candidates, I will certainly include statements from those I have been unable to interview in person.

"My name is Charles Gaither. I am a candidate for the Ward 4 City Council Election on May 1st.

I happen to be a native of Washington DC. I grew up in Shepherd Park and have lived in Petworth and now in Brightwood with my wife.

I graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and from UDC with a degree in Urban Studies. I have tutored, mentored and volunteered in many capacities in the school system.

I have also provided constituent services for Ward 4 residents as an outreach coordinator in the Mayor's Office, I have served as an Education Specialist for the Board of Education, and I also been employed by the Chief of Police to do outreach for the District of Columbia.

Additionally, I have been elected to serve on The local Democratic Party for 4 consecutive terms (1992, 1996, 2000 & 2004) in Ward 4. I also served the Party as the Executive Director in 1993 and 1994.

I have been committed to public service since 1981 when I participated in a high school service project where I tutored weekly at Takoma Elementary School.

I have been reading this blog for the past few weeks and felt compelled to make you aware of my candidacy and my record.

Unlike some of the other well-funded campaigns, I do not have the means to produce and pay for expensive camapaign materials and a bevy of consultants. I am relying on a few friends and neighbors that recognize my past and believe as I do in a responsible and good government that provides support and services to all residents of the Ward.

Please visit my site at:

email or call me at: and/or 202-306-9867 (cell)

I am committed to Ward 4 and would very much like to have your consideration for May 1st.

Also know that I am campaigning full time so I do have time to visit with you to hear your issues, concerns and figure out a way to implement solutions.



Anonymous said...


I was not aware that you had been elected four times to the DC Democratic Party and served as the executive director. Experience means more to me than how much money a candidate can raise, i'm switching my vote to Charles Gaither.

Anonymous said...

That really sounds like a Charles Gaither campaign worker who posted that last comment. If you're focusing on experience why not vote for Renee Bowser who has years of ANC and grassroots organizing experience with the Unions? Or why not vote for Doug Sloan who served as an ANC, worked in the Mayor Williams' office and worked on the Judiciary Committee on the City Council?