A grand total of more than $10,000 was raised from a Sunday night fundraiser to benefit mayoral independent candidate David Catania, who reiterated that he has closed the initial gap of 33 points to a doable 3 points against Democratic opponent Muriel Bowser. According to Ben Young, Catania's campaign manager, some $6,000 was raised beforehand in conjunction with the event, another two thousand or so came in during the event, then more contributions came in immediately following the fundraiser.
In his talk to the gathering, Catania cited the new independent polling of 1,052 people in the city. He said these respondents were 87% Democrats, older and highly likely to vote.
“The biggest barrier is getting past the party label,” he said.
Of the initial poll conducted earlier this year, Catania said: “When the Washington Post says you are 33 points behind, you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning.”
Taking a page from the British tradition, keep calm and carry on, he soldiered forth.
In his talk at the fundraiser, Catania cited advancements in education and health care during his multiple terms as a DC City Council member. He spoke of his new Vision Paper, which he released Monday, that includes strategies for investment in public education, housing, transportation, parental leave for DC residents, and an innovative campus.
Co-chairing the Women for Catania event were DC activists Sharon Ambrose, Cherrie Doggett, Marie Drissel, Antoinette Ford, Linda Greenan, Barbara Lang, Martha Mitchell, Barbara Savage, and Judith Terra, at whose home the gathering of about 50 supporters was held.
Ambrose, a former City Council member, said she served with Catania for 10 years. “No one works harder,” she said. “David can catapult us to where we need to be.”
Lang, who described Catania as “incredibly smart,” said: “This is still an uphill battle. We cannot let either of the other two candidates win. It would be an absolute disaster.” Also running is independent Carol Schwartz.
The annual Taste of Georgetown celebrates its 21st year on Saturday, September 13 from noon to 5;00 pm with creative tastes from more than 35 of the neighborhood's best restaurants, as well as an expansive Craft Beer & Wine Pavilion and live entertainment.
For the first time in the event's history, the Taste will move from Wisconsin Ave to K Street along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. This longstanding event in Georgetown is hosted by the Georgetown BID and benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center's services supporting the homeless.
Expect more than 70 dishes, family-friendly entertainment including bocce courts by Pinstripes, the return of the Iron Chef-style challenge, bluegrass and country music stage curated by Gypsy Sally's, the first-ever Taste Marketplace featuring Georgetown retailers, the opportunity to keep the fun going with After Taste Happy Hour, and more. Visit Taste of Georgetown for tickets and more information.
Ty Hreben, one of real estate’s most experienced and accomplished professionals, joins Beasley Real Estate, effective immediately.
Ty brings nearly 15 years of real estate experience and has consistently been recognized throughout his career for outstanding service and results. Ty was honored in his very first year of real estate by being named Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s “Rookie of the Year” for generating sales of over $10 million followed by winning numerous “Top Producer” awards in DC and the mid-Atlantic region.
Ty moved to Los Angeles in 2010 joining Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills and continued to perform in the top ranks of his profession and earn the trust and confidence of sellers and buyers from the Hollywood Hills to the beach and everything in between.
In keeping with Beasley’s commitment to the community, Ty has worked closely with both the Whitman Walker Clinic and SITAR Center for the Performing Arts and served on The Somerset Elementary Schools Teacher Parent Committee.
Ty grew up in small town in Ohio, the youngest of six siblings. There, he nurtured the value of hard work as a way to distinguish himself from others – a key driver in his dedication to integrity and professionalism when working with his clients.
Ty is licensed in the State of California and will be licensed in the District of Columbia by August 15, 2014.
Designations and professional affiliations include the California Association of REALTORS, the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS, and The Multiple Listing Service Los Angeles.