|Washington, D.C. City Council, At-Large Seat|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed by||Washington, D.C. City Council|
|High school||John Philip Sousa Junior High School|
|Bachelor's||University of California, Berkeley|
|Place of birth||Washington, D.C.|
On her campaign website, Bonds highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I Co-Introduced B20-0594, the "Disposition of District Land for Affordable Housing Amendment Act of 2013", along with Councilmembers McDuffie, Bowser, and Graham, this bill authorizes the sale of real estate in the District of Columbia no longer required for public purposes, and establishes affordable housing set-aside requirements. Additionally, I am supportive of legislation that addresses the fact that the District's Area Median Income (AMI) is skewed because of the inclusion of more affluent surrounding suburbs into HUD's AMI equation. Further, I have introduced several bills that will help residents with their housing costs these bills are (1) B20-0318 the, "Senior Citizen Real Property Tax Relief Act of 2013" (2) B20-0605, the "Standard Deduction Adjustment Act of 2013" (3) B20-0604 the, "Affordable Homeownership Preservation and Equity Accumulation Amendment Act of 2013. Furthermore, I am advocating that a minimum of $50 Million from the District's annual surplus be deposited into the Housing Production Trust Fund. Likewise, I am working to strengthen the District's local voucher program and provide a housing subsidy to homeless families provided their children, if any, attend D.C. Public Schools. Finally, it is a top priority of mine that the DC Council and relevant agencies work together to provide permanent housing to the many homeless families we have living on the street."
- Excerpt: "Communication strategy is key to improving small business accessibility to grants and technical assistance. Oftentimes small business owners are not aware of grants and technical assistance programs they are eligible for. Currently, I have been helping with this issue by organizing a comprehensive weekly newsletter that includes important information that all constituents should be aware of. Furthermore, outreach can assist in improving small businesses' accessibility to assistance. In the past, I have participated and led neighborhood "walk-throughs" where I visit small businesses in community and listen to their recommendations and concerns. Likewise, I recently held two Community Action Summits, were residents and business owners alike were engaged on a number of issues, from housing and education to health and public safety. Both were well-attended events with over 100 participants at each event. Based upon some of the outcomes from the summit, we are planning to host a business summit that focuses solely on the business community, and provides resources and expert advise on subject matters relevant to this community."
- Excerpt: "Long-time District residents, as well as newcomers to the city, should be provided assistance and incentives to invest in our city. I recently introduced the Standard Deduction Adjustment Act of 2013 to increase the standard deduction for those making less than $40,000. This will provide cash assistance to our most vulnerable residents, which can be used to assist in paying for rent, groceries or any other basic necessities."
- See also: Washington, D.C. Council elections, 2014
Incumbent Anita Bonds defeated Nate Bennett Fleming, Kathy Henderson, Chantel Mapp, Pedro Rubio, John Settles, II and Kevin Valentine Jr. in the Democratic primary. Eugene Puryear defeated G. Lee Aikin in the D.C. Statehood Green Party primary. Bonds and Elissa Silverman (I) defeated Puryear, Michael D. Brown (I), Frederick Steiner (L), Eric J. Jones (I), Kishan Putta (I), Wendell Felder (I), Courtney R. Snowden (I), Brian Hart (I), Robert White (I), Calvin H. Gurley (I), Graylan Scott Hagler (I) and Khalid Pitts (I) in the general election.
|Washington, D.C. City Council, At-large, 2014|
|Democratic||Anita Bonds Incumbent||24.1%||85,575|
|Independent||Michael D. Brown||8.1%||28,614|
|Independent||Eric J. Jones||1.2%||4,405|
|Independent||Courtney R. Snowden||5.5%||19,551|
|Independent||Calvin H. Gurley||1.3%||4,553|
|Independent||Graylan Scott Hagler||3%||10,539|
|Other||Over and Under Votes||23.1%||81,847|
|Source: Washington, D.C. Board of Elections - General Election Results|
|Washington D.C. City Council At-Large Primary Election Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Anita Bonds Incumbent||53.2%||43,586|
|Nate Bennett Fleming||22.3%||18,232|
|John Settles, II||13.2%||10,775|
|Kevin Valentine Jr.||3.1%||2,560|
|Source: Washington D.C. Board of Elections|
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- District of Columbia Board of Elections - Official primary candidate list
- Office website
- Campaign website
- DC Council, "Anita Bonds," accessed on September 24, 2014
- Washington City Paper, "Anita Bonds, D.C.’s Newest Councilmember," December 10, 2012
- Anita Bonds, "Platform," accessed on September 24, 2014 (dead link)
- District of Columbia Board of Elections, "Official primary candidate list," accessed June 16, 2014
- District of Columbia Board of Elections, "Official primary election results," accessed June 16, 2014
- DC Board of Elections, "November 4, 2014 General Election Sample Ballot," accessed on October 13, 2014
- Washington, D.C. Board of Elections, "2014 Unofficial Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
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