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Gay incumbent challenges petition signatures of gay opponent in ANC race

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Gay D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Michael Eichler, who represents the newly configured ANC Single Member District 2G02 in the city’s Shaw neighborhood, has filed a challenge to the petition signatures of his opponent, gay former Shaw ANC commissioner Alexander ‘Alex’ Padro, before the D.C.

Board of Elections. Eichler and Padro are among at least a dozen confirmed openly LGBTQ candidates running for Advisory Neighborhood Commission seats in the city’s Nov.

8 election, although activists believe there are far more out LGBTQ ANC candidates who have yet to be identified. Padro told the Washington Blade Eichler has challenged seven signatures of the 32 he obtained from residents of the ANC district.

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