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October 20, 2010

Ward 1 Statehood-Green candidate wins +7.5 GLAA rating

Nancy Shia, who won the Statehood-Green nomination for Ward 1 Council member on a write-in vote, has earned a +7.5 GLAA rating. In her questionnaire responses she agreed with GLAA on the issues, and provided a good deal of substance. We were impressed with her record of personal involvement in a number of our issues, including support for marriage equality; support for the Medical Marijuana Treatment Initiative; observing, photographing and challenging police abuses; and training activists on how to defend themselves against overly aggressive or illegal law enforcement tactics.

Her points breakdown is as follows: +2 on the yes/no, +3.5 on substance, +2 on record, and 0 on championship, for a total rating of +7.5 (the possible range being +/- 10 points).

Shia's questionnaire is online at:

The other candidates for Ward 1 Council are Democratic incumbent Jim Graham, who earned a +10 rating; and Republican challenger Marc Morgan, who earned a +6.5. GLAA's October 13 news release on our ratings is at:

GLAA will post Shia's rating on our main website by Thursday morning, and will include her in our ratings ads in the October 28 issue of Metro Weekly and the October 29 issue of The Washington Blade.


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