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Mayoral Candidate Questionnaires

Ahead of the mayoral forum on March 6th, Stein members have access to questionnaires to learn more about each of the candidates and where they stand on issues impacting DC's LGBT community. Click on each of the candidate names below for completed questionnaires.







Media Advisory: Democratic Candidates Seek Stein Endorsement

Democratic Candidates for City Council Seats Seek
Stein Endorsement at Public Forum

Washington, DC - On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Democratic candidates for City Council seats will speak at the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club Endorsement Forum. The Stein Club, the leading voice of LGBT democrats in the District, is one of the largest and most active constituency groups within the state Democratic Party.

What: Stein Candidate Endorsement Forum
When: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: 1225 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Moderator: Earl Fowlkes, CEO & President of the Center for Black Equity
Press RSVP: Diana Bui /

"Stein endorsement forums always attract a great deal of attention and enthusiasm. This year our members will be looking for candidates that stand up and stand out for our community" said Angela Peoples, Stein Club President. "We need candidates that have a vision for moving our city forward and improving the lives of LGBT people and all DC residents."

"Electing the best councilmembers for our city's LGBT community is part of the responsibility we have to the District," said Martin Diego Garcia, Stein Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs. "While continuing to push the council on LGBT related issues, there is also an increased need to be apart of a number of broader issues impacting our community--we need a city councilmembers who'll work diligently on behalf of all our city".

Stein Club candidate endorsement forums are a longstanding tradition and important event for all LGBT people and allies in the District. This event is open to the public, however only Stein Club members in good standing are eligible to vote in the endorsement.

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Contact Diana Bui / / 202-670-1622 for more information or to speak to Angela Peoples, Martin Garcia or Earl Fowlkes

Candidate Questionnaires

Ahead of the candidate forum on Feb. 26th, Stein members have access to questionnaires to learn more about each of the candidates and where they stand on issues impacting DC's LGBT community. Click on each of the candidate names below for completed questionnaires.

Ward 1 Candidates

Graham_Ward 1_GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf


Council Chairman Candidates



Ward 5 Candidates

Henderson_Ward 5_GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf

McDuffie_Ward 5_GSDC_ 2014_Questionnaire_Kenyan McDuffie.pdf

Ward 6 Candidates

Allen_Ward 6_ GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf

Thompson_Ward 6_GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf

At-Large Candidates


Bonds_At-Large_ GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf


Settles_At-Large_ GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf

Endorsement Forum Rules of the Day

The Stein Club's endorsement forums are an opportunity for stein members to voice their opinion on who they want the club to support in the upcoming April 1 Democratic primary election. Click below on each of the forum's Rules of the Day for more information of day of procedures.

Council Candidate Endorsement Forum Wed., February 26th @ 6:30pm
Click here! FEB26_ROTD.pdf

Mayoral Candidate Endorsement Forum Thur., March 6th @ 7:00pm
Click here! MAR6_ROTD.pdf

Check out the Stein Endorsement Forum Frequently Asked Questions!

Candidate Updates

All candidates are welcome to send updates to the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club to inform our members of events and campaign information. This does not reflect the official club enforcement of the candidates.


Jack Evans

Jack Evans
Democratic Candidate for Mayor
Monday, March 3, 2014
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Number Nine Lounge

Click here for more info March 3 Updated Invitation.pdf

Steve Baddour and Sco. Hunter Bob Ellison, Michael Ramirez and John Ralls Peter Easley and Tim Downey cordially invites you to a Meet & Greet with Jack Evans
Democratic Candidate for Mayor

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
At The Hill Center at the OLD NAVAL HOSPITAL
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington DC 20003
RSVP at: hJp://­‐hill/ For more informa(on, please contact Alexander Davis at

**this is not a fundraiser**
Invitation - Mar 5.pdf

Washington Blade piece written by Dennis Bass about why he's supporting Jack for Mayor:

Vince Orange

The Orange for Mayor Campaign invites you to get to know us and our 2014 Agenda for the District of Columbia at We've dubbed our 2014 campaign song as "Happy" by Pharrell Williams as that is what we want for all DC residents and businesses. Our vision is and always has been a city that is prosperous for all as we championed for and succeeded in; raising the minimum wage for over 64k DC residents, ensuring paid sick leave for DC workers, and demanding social responsibility from big businesses coming into DC while still providing more opportunities for commerce. These and many other accomplishments on behalf DC residents and businesses exemplify leadership, compassion, and the ability to get things done. Get to know the real Vincent Orange for yourself, and join us in striving for a better DC that leaves no one behind and takes no one for granted. Follow us on twitter at @Orange4Mayor

Ward 1

Graham Campaign - Geo T Johnson announced on Tuesday the endorsement of AFSCME District Council 20 for Jim Graham. This joins SEIU, LiUNA (laborers), TEAMSTERS, HOTEL AND RESTAURANT WORKERS, and SIERRA CLUB --all supporting
Councilmember Jim Graham

Brianne for DC is building great momentum with neighborhood gatherings and voter outreach all across Ward 1. We will be canvassing on U Street and lower Georgia Avenue Saturday and Sunday from 11-2. To join our efforts this weekend or any other, e-mail And check out this recent article about the campaign!

Ward 5

Kenyan McDuffie is running for re-election for the Ward 5 seat on the DC Council. In the 2012 special election, Kenyan was proud to receive the endorsement of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. To date, Kenyan has received the endorsements of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 20, Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 657, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Maryland and D.C. State Council, DC Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), District of Columbia Association of Realtors (DCAR), and DC 4 Democracy. Kenyan also scored the highest of all Ward 5 candidates on the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) questionnaire.

In the past 20 months, Kenyan McDuffie has established a record of legislative and budget accomplishments. Restoring our faith in leadership was one of his major priorities, which is why Kenyan introduced and successfully passed the most comprehensive campaign finance reform and ethics legislation in the District of Columbia's history. Kenyan identified funding for a state-of-the-art stand-alone middle school in Ward 5, which will open its doors in the Fall of 2015. Kenyan also provided grant funding for Ward 5 small businesses to spur economic development along our major commercial corridors, including Rhode Island Ave, North Capitol Street and Bladensburg Road. Ensuring that our seniors have improved access to social services and transportation, Kenyan also increased the District Office on Aging's funding at a 44% higher level than the previous year, And above all, Kenyan has fought for more funding for affordable housing, making sure that our most vulnerable population, our working class, and long-term residents are not priced out by the increasing cost of living here in the District of Columbia.

To learn more about Kenyan or why he is running for re-election, please check out his website at

Stein Club Membership meeting - Monday, February 10th 7:00 pm

Stein Club Membership meeting - Monday, February 10th 7:00 pm
Office of Latino Affairs in The Reeves Center 2000 14th St NW Second Floor

We are looking forward to seeing you this upcoming Monday at our February membership meeting. We have a packed agenda that will include review of Rules of the Day for the upcoming Candidate Endorsement Forums and discussion of Endorsement process for the Shadow Senator race.

We will also hear from candidates in uncontested races on the April primary ballot including Councilmember Mary Cheh.

New Beginnings for Another Bold Year


Here we are - 2014. A brand new year filled with opportunity, energy and leadership!

Together, we ended 2013 on a high note with key LGBT victories but we know that we have a ways more to go. Kick off the new year with the Stein Club by signing up or renewing your membership today!

In 2014, we will continue to do local outreach, raise funds and hold candidates accountable to move our community and our issues forward. Here are key dates to look forward to:

**In order to be eligible to vote in the candidate endorsement forums you must renew your membership by Sunday January 26th

We hope to see you on Jan 13th!

2014 Gertrude Stein Club Elected Officers
Angela Peoples, President
Martin Diego Garcia, Vice President for Political & Legislative Affairs
Diana Bui, Vice President for Administration
Bobbi Elaine Strang, Secretary
Terrence Laney, Treasurer