ANC Commissioner Loots Will Not Seek Re-Election

ANC 6B Parlimentarian Steps Down After Two Terms

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Commissioners Jennifer Samolyk (6B01), Chander Jayaraman (6B08), Daniel Ridge (6B09) and Nick Burger (6B06, far right) listen to James Loots (6B03, second from right) at the March 13 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B.

James Loots, currently Commissioner for Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B03, announced Thursday morning that he will not be seeking re-election for the term expiring December 31, 2018. 

Loots has served two consecutive terms as the Commissioner for the Single Member District (SMD) extending from Barracks Row to Garfield Park and from C Street SE to Virginia Avenue.

“I have enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to serve this community, and in particular respected the tremendous efforts and support of my colleagues on ANC6B in approaching neighborhood initiatives that include managing development along the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor and improving health and sanitation associated with the restaurants along Barracks Row,” Loots said in a release.

“Our community is one of the most involved and dedicated in the city, and it has been a pleasure to work with constituents and others to make it even better.”

Loots said that his personal and professional responsibilities require a level of attention precluding further service on the ANC, but added that he is confident important work will continue under the stewardship of a new ANC6B03 Commissioner. 

Loots is an attorney with a practice serving primarily Capitol Hill residents and businesses. He said that he expects to have continued involvement in the public activities of the ANC both in his professional capacity as well as his is role as a longtime resident.

The Board of Elections is currently dispensing nomination petitions for the next Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) elections, which take place November 6. Interested candidates have until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8th, to return petitions. Learn more by visiting the DC Board of Elections and Ethics (DCBOEE) website or by calling DCBOEE at 202-727-2525.