Twenty-three candidates are competing for two at-large D.C. Council seats. Voters can pick two candidates, and the top two finishers will win. The Washington Post sent questionnaires to all the candidates; 19 responded. Here are answers about their campaigns and, lower down, their stated positions on key issues.

Who are the candidates?

Markus Batchelor

Independent

Age

27

Neighborhood

Congress Heights

Job

VP, D.C. State Board of Education; staffer at People for the American Way's Young Elected Officials Network

Self-described ideology

D.C. needs independent leadership fighting for all of us.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Julius Hobson

Endorsements

Washington Teachers' Union, United We Dream Action Fund, People for the American Way.

Joseph Bishop-Henchman

Libertarian

Age

39

Neighborhood

Eckington

Job

No answer

Self-described ideology

Hold agencies accountable, reduce red tape, more housing, spending watchdog.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Anita Bonds

Major endorsements

-

Mario Cristaldo

Independent

Age

58

Neighborhood

Adams Morgan

Job

Former executive director, Vida Senior Centers

Self-described ideology

Progressive Independent Democrat focusing on social and economic justice.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Frank Smith Jr.

Major endorsements

-

Franklin García

Independent

Age

51

Neighborhood

Woodridge

Job

Defense industry IT

Self-described ideology

Bring adequate government resources to the community to empower people.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Adrian Fenty

Major endorsements

Shadow senators Paul Strauss and Michael D. Brown, former shadow representative Charles Moreland.

Marcus Goodwin

Independent

Age

31

Neighborhood

Shepherd Park

Job

Real estate developer

Self-described ideology

A practical bridge builder focused on equitable economic growth.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Bill Lightfoot

Major endorsements

Teamsters Local 639; Washington Post editorial board; Emgage Action; council member Vincent C. Gray (D-Ward 7); former lawmakers Bill Lightfoot and Charlene Drew-Jarvis.

Calvin Gurley

Independent

Age

Declined to answer

Neighborhood

Takoma

Job

Accountant

Self-described ideology

Bill Moyers

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

David Clarke

Major endorsements

-

Christina Henderson

Independent

34

Age

Petworth

Neighborhood

U.S. Senate staffer

Job

Self-described ideology

Pragmatic progressive with an abiding commitment to equity.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Linda Cropp

Major endorsements

Washington Post editorial board; council member David Grosso (I-At Large); DC Women in Politics; D.C. State Board of Education members Jack Jacobson and Jessica Sutter.

Chander Jayaraman

Independent

50

Age

Hill East

Neighborhood

Job

Emergency response consultant; ANC commissioner

Self-described ideology

Protect families, safely reopen schools, support small businesses and workers.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Sharon Ambrose

Major endorsements

ANC Commissioners Chuck Elkins, Janice Ferebee, Monika Nemeth.

Ed Lazere

Independent

Age

56

Neighborhood

Brookland

Job

Co-founder, DC Fiscal Policy Institute

Self-described ideology

Working with communities to fight for a moral budget.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Hilda Mason

Major endorsements

Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D); council members Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1) and Elissa Silverman (I-At Large); labor unions; Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund; DC for Democracy; Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America.

Jeanné Lewis

Independent

Age

40

Neighborhood

Fort Davis

Job

VP, National Committee for Responsive Philanthrophy

Self-described ideology

Our Home, Our Vision, Our Time.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Robert White

Major endorsements

-

Will Merrifield

Independent

Age

41

Neighborhood

Deanwood

Job

Former attorney, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Self-described ideology

Quality housing, education and health care are human rights.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Declined to answer.

Major endorsements

-

Vincent Orange

Independent

Age

63

Neighborhood

Brookland

Job

Former CEO of DC Chamber of Commerce; council member 1999 to 2007 and 2011 to 2016

Self-described ideology

Service Above Self, and serving District of Columbia residents first.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Linda Cropp

Major endorsements

DC Association of Realtors; Capital News; Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington

Alexander Padro

Independent

Age

56

Neighborhood

Shaw

Job

Executive director, Shaw Main Streets; ANC commissioner

Self-described ideology

I want to help make all D.C. neighborhoods' dreams come true.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Linda Cropp

Major endorsements

LGBTQ Victory Fund

Mónica Palacio

Independent

Age

52

Neighborhood

Takoma

Job

Former director of D.C. Office of Human Rights

Self-described ideology

Racial justice, civil and human rights guide all my decision making.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Kenyan R. McDuffie

Major endorsements

-

Marya Pickering

Republican

74

Age

Neighborhood

American

University Park

Former director of

development, Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

Job

Self-described ideology

Let's make D.C. a real two-party town.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

David Catania

Major endorsements

-

Eric Rogers

Independent

Age

46

Neighborhood

Hillcrest

Job

Former D.C. Council staffer and D.C. agency administrator

Self-described ideology

I'm D.C. resident focused

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Sharon Ambrose

Major endorsements

-

Michangelo Scruggs

Independent

Age

46

Neighborhood

Crestwood

Job

Podiatrist

Self-described ideology

Change starts with one person who inspires millions to act.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Marion Barry

Major endorsements

-

Robert White

Democrat

Age

38

Neighborhood

Shepherd Park

Job

Council member

(2016-present)

Self-described ideology

Progressive Democrat. Policy over politics. Making government work for people.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Sterling Tucker

Major endorsements

Labor unions; Democratic groups; council members Anita Bonds (D-At Large) and Elissa Silverman (I-At Large); DC Association of Realtors; Greater Greater Washington

Ann Wilcox

Statehood Green Party

Age

65

Neighborhood

Shepherd Park

Job

Public interest lawyer

Self-described ideology

The Statehood Green Party is D.C.'s historic, progressive party.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Charles Allen

Major endorsements

-

Markus Batchelor

Joseph Bishop-Henchman

Independent

Libertarian

Age

Age

39

27

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Eckington

Congress Heights

Job

Job

No answer

VP, D.C. State Board of Education; staffer at People for the American Way's Young Elected Officials Network

Self-described ideology

Hold agencies accountable, reduce red tape, more housing, spending watchdog.

Self-described ideology

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

D.C. needs independent leadership fighting for all of us.

Anita Bonds

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Major endorsements

-

Julius Hobson

Major endorsements

Washington Teachers' Union, United We Dream Action Fund, People for the American Way.

Mario Cristaldo

Franklin García

Independent

Independent

Age

Age

58

51

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Adams Morgan

Woodridge

Job

Job

Former executive director, Vida Senior Centers

Defense industry IT

Self-described ideology

Bring adequate government resources to the community to empower people.

Self-described ideology

Progressive Independent Democrat focusing on social and economic justice.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Adrian Fenty

Frank Smith Jr.

Major endorsements

Shadow senators Paul Strauss and Michael D. Brown, former shadow representative Charles Moreland.

Major endorsements

-

Marcus Goodwin

Calvin Gurley

Independent

Independent

Age

Declined to answer

Age

31

Neighborhood

Takoma

Neighborhood

Shepherd Park

Job

Job

Accountant

Real estate developer

Ideology

Ideology

A practical bridge builder focused on equitable economic growth.

Bill Moyers

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

David Clarke

Bill Lightfoot

Major endorsements

Major endorsements

-

Teamsters Local 639; Washington Post editorial board; Emgage Action; council member Vincent C. Gray (D-Ward 7); former lawmakers Bill Lightfoot and Charlene Drew-Jarvis.

Chander Jayaraman

Christina Henderson

Independent

Independent

34

50

Age

Age

Petworth

Hill East

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

U.S. Senate staffer

Job

Job

Emergency response consultant; ANC commissioner

Self-described ideology

Pragmatic progressive with an abiding commitment to equity.

Self-described ideology

Protect families, safely reopen schools, support small businesses and workers.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Linda Cropp

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Major endorsements

Sharon Ambrose

Washington Post editorial board; council member David Grosso (I-At Large); DC Women in Politics; D.C. State Board of Education members Jack Jacobson and Jessica Sutter.

Major endorsements

ANC Commissioners Chuck Elkins, Janice Ferebee, Monika Nemeth.

Ed Lazere

Jeanné Lewis

Independent

Independent

Age

40

Age

56

Neighborhood

Fort Davis

Neighborhood

Brookland

Job

VP, National Committee for Responsive Philanthrophy

Job

Co-founder, DC Fiscal Policy Institute

Self-described ideology

Self-described ideology

Our Home, Our Vision, Our Time.

Working with communities to fight for a moral budget.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Robert White

Hilda Mason

Major endorsements

-

Major endorsements

Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D); council members Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1) and Elissa Silverman (I-At Large); labor unions; Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund; DC for Democracy; Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America.

Will Merrifield

Vincent Orange

Independent

Independent

Age

Age

41

63

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Deanwood

Brookland

Job

Job

Former attorney, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Former CEO of DC Chamber of Commerce; council member 1999 to 2007 and 2011 to 2016

Self-described ideology

Self-described ideology

Quality housing, education and health care are human rights.

Service Above Self, and serving District of Columbia residents first.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Declined to answer.

Linda Cropp

Major endorsements

Major endorsements

-

DC Association of Realtors; Capital News; Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington

Alexander Padro

Mónica Palacio

Independent

Independent

Age

Age

52

56

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Shaw

Takoma

Job

Job

Former director of D.C. Office of Human Rights

Executive director, Shaw Main Streets; ANC commissioner

Self-described ideology

Self-described ideology

Racial justice, civil and human rights guide all my decision making.

I want to help make all D.C. neighborhoods' dreams come true.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Kenyan R. McDuffie

Linda Cropp

Major endorsements

Major endorsements

-

LGBTQ Victory Fund

Marya Pickering

Eric Rogers

Republican

Independent

Age

46

74

Age

Neighborhood

Hillcrest

Neighborhood

American

University Park

Job

Former D.C. Council staffer and D.C. agency administrator

Former director of

development, Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

Job

Self-described ideology

I'm D.C. resident focused

Self-described ideology

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Let's make D.C. a real two-party town.

Sharon Ambrose

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Major endorsements

David Catania

-

Major endorsements

-

Michangelo Scruggs

Robert White

Independent

Democrat

Age

46

Age

38

Neighborhood

Crestwood

Neighborhood

Shepherd Park

Job

Podiatrist

Job

Council member

(2016-present)

Self-described ideology

Change starts with one person who inspires millions to act.

Self-described ideology

Progressive Democrat. Policy over politics. Making government work for people.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Marion Barry

Sterling Tucker

Major endorsements

Major endorsements

-

Labor unions; Democratic groups; council members Anita Bonds (D-At Large) and Elissa Silverman (I-At Large); DC Association of Realtors; Greater Greater Washington

Ann Wilcox

Statehood Green Party

Age

65

Neighborhood

Shepherd Park

Job

Public interest lawyer

Self-described ideology

The Statehood Green Party is D.C.'s historic, progressive party.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Charles Allen

Major endorsements

-

Markus Batchelor

Joseph Bishop-Henchman

Mario Cristaldo

Independent

Libertarian

Independent

Age

Age

39

58

Age

27

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Eckington

Adams Morgan

Neighborhood

Congress Heights

Job

Job

Former executive director, Vida Senior Centers

Job

No answer

VP, D.C. State Board of Education; staffer at People for the American Way's Young Elected Officials Network.

Self-described ideology

Hold agencies accountable, reduce red tape, more housing, spending watchdog.

Self-described ideology

Progressive Independent Democrat focusing on social and economic justice.

Self-described ideology

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

D.C. needs independent leadership fighting for all of us.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Anita Bonds

Frank Smith Jr.

Major endorsements

Major endorsements

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

-

-

Julius Hobson

Major endorsements

Washington Teachers' Union, United We Dream Action Fund, People for the American Way.

Franklin García

Marcus Goodwin

Calvin Gurley

Independent

Independent

Independent

Age

Declined to answer

Age

Age

31

51

Neighborhood

Takoma

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Shepherd Park

Woodridge

Job

Job

Accountant

Job

Real estate developer

Defense industry IT

Self-described ideology

Self-described ideology

Self-described ideology

Bring adequate government resources to the community to empower people.

A practical bridge builder focused on equitable economic growth.

Bill Moyers

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Adrian Fenty

Bill Lightfoot

David Clarke

Major endorsements

Major endorsements

Major endorsements

-

Shadow senators Paul Strauss and Michael D. Brown, former shadow representative Charles Moreland.

Teamsters Local 639; Washington Post editorial board; Emgage Action; council member Vincent C. Gray (D-Ward 7); former lawmakers Bill Lightfoot and Charlene Drew-Jarvis.

Ed Lazere

Chander Jayaraman

Christina Henderson

Independent

Independent

Independent

Age

56

34

50

Age

Age

Neighborhood

Brookland

Petworth

Hill East

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Job

Co-founder, DC Fiscal Policy Institute

U.S. Senate staffer

Job

Job

Emergency response consultant; ANC commissioner

Self-described ideology

Self-described ideology

Pragmatic progressive with an abiding commitment to equity.

Self-described ideology

Working with communities to fight for a moral budget.

Protect families, safely reopen schools, support small businesses and workers.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Linda Cropp

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Hilda Mason

Major endorsements

Sharon Ambrose

Major endorsements

Washington Post editorial board; council member David Grosso (I-At Large); DC Women in Politics; D.C. State Board of Education members Jack Jacobson and Jessica Sutter.

Major endorsements

Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D); council members Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1) and Elissa Silverman (I-At Large); labor unions; Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund; DC for Democracy; Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America.

ANC Commissioners Chuck Elkins, Janice Ferebee, Monika Nemeth.

Vincent Orange

Jeanné Lewis

Will Merrifield

Independent

Independent

Independent

Age

63

Age

Age

40

41

Neighborhood

Brookland

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Fort Davis

Deanwood

Job

Former CEO of DC Chamber of Commerce; council member 1999 to 2007 and 2011 to 2016

Job

Job

VP, National Committee for Responsive Philanthrophy

Former attorney, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Self-described ideology

Self-described ideology

Our Home, Our Vision, Our Time.

Quality housing, education and health care are human rights.

Self-described ideology

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Service Above Self, and serving District of Columbia residents first.

Robert White

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Major endorsements

Declined to answer.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

-

Linda Cropp

Major endorsements

-

Major endorsements

DC Association of Realtors; Capital News; Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington

Marya Pickering

Alexander Padro

Mónica Palacio

Republican

Independent

Independent

74

Age

Age

Age

52

56

Neighborhood

American

University Park

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Shaw

Takoma

Job

Job

Executive director, Shaw Main Streets; ANC commissioner

Former director of D.C. Office of Human Rights

Former director of

development, Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

Job

Self-described ideology

Self-described ideology

Racial justice, civil and human rights guide all my decision making.

I want to help make all D.C. neighborhoods' dreams come true.

Self-described ideology

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Let's make D.C. a real two-party town.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Kenyan R. McDuffie

Linda Cropp

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

David Catania

Major endorsements

Major endorsements

LGBTQ Victory Fund

-

Major endorsements

-

Eric Rogers

Michangelo Scruggs

Robert White

Independent

Independent

Democrat

Age

Age

46

46

Age

38

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Hillcrest

Crestwood

Neighborhood

Shepherd Park

Job

Job

Former D.C. Council staffer and D.C. agency administrator

Podiatrist

Job

Council member

(2016-present)

Self-described ideology

Change starts with one person who inspires millions to act.

Self-described ideology

Self-described ideology

Progressive Democrat. Policy over politics. Making government work for people.

I'm D.C. resident focused

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Marion Barry

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Sharon Ambrose

Sterling Tucker

Major endorsements

Major endorsements

-

Major endorsements

-

Labor unions; Democratic groups; council members Anita Bonds (D-At Large) and Elissa Silverman (I-At Large); DC Association of Realtors; Greater Greater Washington

Ann Wilcox

Statehood Green Party

Age

65

Neighborhood

Shepherd Park

Job

Public interest lawyer

Self-described ideology

The Statehood Green Party is D.C.'s historic, progressive party.

Past or present council member whom you see as a model

Charles Allen

Major endorsements

-

The Post did not receive answers from Keith Silver, Kathy Henderson, A’shia Howard and Claudia Barragan.

A 24th candidate, Rick Murphree, has dropped out of the race, although his name remains on the printed ballot.

Where the candidates stand on key issues

Does the District have too many police officers?

YES

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

BATCHELOR

GARCIA

LAZERE

LEWIS

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

WHITE

WILCOX

NO

GOODWIN

GURLEY

HENDERSON

JAYARAMAN

ORANGE

PADRO

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

YES

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

BATCHELOR

LEWIS

GARCIA

LAZERE

WHITE

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

WILCOX

NO

HENDERSON

GOODWIN

GURLEY

PADRO

JAYARAMAN

ORANGE

SCRUGGS

PICKERING

ROGERS

YES

NO

GOODWIN

GURLEY

HENDERSON

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

LAZERE

ORANGE

PADRO

LEWIS

GARCIA

JAYARAMAN

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

WHITE

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

YES

NO

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

GOODWIN

GURLEY

HENDERSON

GARCIA

LAZERE

LEWIS

JAYARAMAN

ORANGE

PADRO

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

WHITE

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

YES

NO

JAYARAMAN

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

GOOODWIN

GURLEY

HENDERSON

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

LEWIS

ORANGE

PADRO

PICKERING

ROGERS

WHITE

WILCOX

SCRUGGS

Should the council increase the tax rate on incomes higher than $250,000?

Gurley declined to answer.

YES

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

MERRIFIELD

LAZERE

HENDERSON

WILCOX

WHITE

NO

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

JAYARAMAN

PADRO

LEWIS

ORANGE

PALACIO

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

YES

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

HENDERSON

WHITE

WILCOX

NO

JAYARAMAN

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

LEWIS

ORANGE

PADRO

PALACIO

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

YES

NO

JAYARAMAN

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

MERRIFIELD

LAZERE

LEWIS

ORANGE

HENDERSON

PADRO

PALACIO

WHITE

WILCOX

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

YES

NO

JAYARAMAN

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

MERRIFIELD

LAZERE

HENDERSON

LEWIS

ORANGE

PADRO

PALACIO

ROGERS

WHITE

WILCOX

PICKERING

SCRUGGS

YES

NO

JAYARAMAN

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

HENDERSON

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

LEWIS

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

WHITE

WILCOX

ORANGE

PADRO

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

Should rent control be expanded to include buildings built before 2005?

YES

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

LAZERE

GURLEY

HENDERSON

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

PADRO

PALACIO

SCRUGGS

ROGERS

WHITE

WILCOX

NO

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

JAYARAMAN

PICKERING

ORANGE

YES

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

LAZERE

GURLEY

HENDERSON

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

PADRO

PALACIO

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WHITE

WILCOX

NO

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

JAYARAMAN

PICKERING

ORANGE

YES

NO

JAYARAMAN

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

GURLEY

LAZERE

HENDERSON

ORANGE

PICKERING

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

PADRO

PALACIO

SCRUGGS

ROGERS

WHITE

WILCOX

YES

NO

JAYARAMAN

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

LAZERE

GURLEY

HENDERSON

ORANGE

PICKERING

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

PADRO

PALACIO

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WHITE

WILCOX

YES

NO

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

GURLEY

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

JAYARAMAN

ORANGE

MERRIFIELD

HENDERSON

LEWIS

PICKERING

LAZERE

PALACIO

PADRO

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WHITE

WILCOX

Do you support congestion pricing downtown to reduce vehicular traffic during rush hour?

YES

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

HENDERSON

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

PADRO

WHITE

WILCOX

NO

GOODWIN

BATCHELOR

GARCIA

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

GURLEY

PALACIO

PICKERING

ORANGE

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

YES

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

HENDERSON

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

PADRO

WHITE

WILCOX

NO

GOODWIN

BATCHELOR

GARCIA

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

GURLEY

ORANGE

PALACIO

PICKERING

SCRUGGS

ROGERS

YES

NO

HENDERSON

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

BATCHELOR

GARCIA

GOODWIN

GURLEY

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

PADRO

ORANGE

WHITE

WILCOX

PALACIO

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

YES

NO

HENDERSON

GOODWIN

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

BATCHELOR

GARCIA

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

PADRO

GURLEY

WHITE

PALACIO

WILCOX

PICKERING

ORANGE

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

YES

NO

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

HENDERSON

BATCHELOR

GARCIA

GOODWIN

GURLEY

JAYARAMAN

WILCOX

LAZERE

WHITE

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

PADRO

LEWIS

ORANGE

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

PICKERING

Editor’s note: Marcus Goodwin’s questionnaire said he supported congestion pricing. After this graphic was published, he contacted The Washington Post to say that answer was wrong and that he opposes congestion pricing. The chart has been adjusted accordingly.

Should taxpayers subsidize construction or development to support a new Washington football stadium?

YES

ORANGE

PADRO

NO

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

GOODWIN

GURLEY

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

HENDERSON

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

LEWIS

SCRUGGS

PICKERING

ROGERS

WHITE

WILCOX

YES

ORANGE

PADRO

NO

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

GOODWIN

GURLEY

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

HENDERSON

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

LEWIS

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WHITE

WILCOX

YES

NO

ORANGE

PADRO

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

GURLEY

GOODWIN

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

HENDERSON

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

LEWIS

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WHITE

WILCOX

YES

NO

ORANGE

PADRO

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

GOODWIN

GURLEY

JAYARAMAN

HENDERSON

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

LEWIS

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WHITE

WILCOX

YES

NO

ORANGE

PADRO

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

JAYARAMAN

GOODWIN

GURLEY

HENDERSON

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

LEWIS

WHITE

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

Should the Council pass the Second Look Amendment Act, allowing prisoners who committed serious crimes before age 25 to petition for early release?

Gurley declined to answer. Jayaraman said he would support the legislation if it exempted violent crimes, which it currently does not.

YES

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

HENDERSON

GARCIA

GOOODWIN

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

PALACIO

ORANGE

PADRO

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

WHITE

NO

JAYARAMAN

YES

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

HENDERSON

GARCIA

GOOODWIN

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

PALACIO

ORANGE

PADRO

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

WHITE

NO

JAYARAMAN

YES

NO

CRISTALDO

JAYARAMAN

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

HENDERSON

GARCIA

GOODWIN

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

ORANGE

PALACIO

PADRO

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

WHITE

YES

NO

CRISTALDO

JAYARAMAN

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

HENDERSON

GARCIA

GOODWIN

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

ORANGE

PALACIO

PADRO

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

WHITE

YES

NO

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

JAYARAMAN

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

BATCHELOR

HENDERSON

GOODWIN

LAZERE

LEWIS

MERRIFIELD

PALACIO

ORANGE

PADRO

WHITE

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

Do you support continued mayoral control of D.C. Public Schools?

YES

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

HENDERSON

JAYARAMAN

PALACIO

ORANGE

ROGERS

NO

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

LAZERE

GURLEY

LEWIS

MERRIFIELD

PADRO

PICKERING

WHITE

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

YES

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

HENDERSON

JAYARAMAN

PALACIO

ORANGE

ROGERS

NO

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

LAZERE

GURLEY

LEWIS

MERRIFIELD

PADRO

PICKERING

WHITE

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

YES

NO

GOODWIN

HENDERSON

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

JAYARAMAN

PALACIO

LAZERE

ORANGE

GURLEY

LEWIS

PADRO

ROGERS

MERRIFIELD

PICKERING

WHITE

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

YES

NO

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

HENDERSON

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

JAYARAMAN

PALACIO

LAZERE

ORANGE

GURLEY

LEWIS

MERRIFIELD

ROGERS

PADRO

PICKERING

WHITE

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

YES

NO

JAYARAMAN

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

HENDERSON

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

GURLEY

PALACIO

LAZERE

MERRIFIELD

ORANGE

ROGERS

LEWIS

PADRO

WHITE

PICKERING

SCRUGGS

WILCOX

Rate Mayor Muriel Bowser’s job performance on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest)

Gurley and Scruggs declined to answer.

3

MERRIFIELD

PICKERING

4

LAZERE

5

HENDERSON

6

LEWIS

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

WHITE

PADRO

7

JAYARAMAN

BISHOP-

HENCHMAN

WILCOX

8

GARCIA

GOODWIN

ORANGE

PALACIO

ROGERS

3

MERRIFIELD

PICKERING

4

LAZERE

5

HENDERSON

6

LEWIS

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

WHITE

PADRO

7

BISHOP-

HENCHMAN

JAYARAMAN

WILCOX

8

GARCIA

GOODWIN

ORANGE

PALACIO

ROGERS

8

3

4

5

6

7

BATCHELOR

MERRIFIELD

GOODWIN

BISHOP-

HENCHMAN

LAZERE

HENDERSON

CRISTALDO

JAYARAMAN

GARCIA

PICKERING

WILCOX

LEWIS

ORANGE

PALACIO

PADRO

WHITE

ROGERS

4

5

6

7

8

3

BATCHELOR

GOODWIN

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

MERRIFIELD

LAZERE

HENDERSON

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

JAYARAMAN

PICKERING

LEWIS

WILCOX

ORANGE

PALACIO

PADRO

WHITE

ROGERS

4

5

6

7

8

3

GARCIA

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

BATCHELOR

MERRIFIELD

LAZERE

HENDERSON

CRISTALDO

GOODWIN

JAYARAMAN

PICKERING

LEWIS

ORANGE

WILCOX

PALACIO

PADRO

WHITE

ROGERS

What agency or program do you see as ripest for budget cuts?

Some candidates mentioned more than one agency or project. Palacio declined to answer.

DDOT,

streetcar

HENDERSON

GURLEY

PADRO

JAYARAMAN

D.C. police

BATCHELOR

LAZERE

LEWIS

WILCOX

Consumer and regulatory affairs

GOODWIN

JAYARAMAN

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

Examine all

WHITE

GARCIA

Judicial

nomination

commission

20% pay cut

for mayor,

city council

SCRUGGS

PICKERING

Business and

workforce

development

McMillan

redevelopment

CRISTALDO

ROGERS

Events

DC

11th St.

bridge

GURLEY

MERRIFIELD

Office of

contracts and

procurement

ORANGE

DDOT,

streetcar

HENDERSON

GURLEY

PADRO

JAYARAMAN

D.C. police

BATCHELOR

LAZERE

LEWIS

WILCOX

Consumer and regulatory affairs

JAYARAMAN

GOODWIN

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

Examine all

WHITE

GARCIA

Judicial

nomination

commission

20% pay cut

for mayor,

city council

SCRUGGS

PICKERING

Business and

workforce

development

McMillan

redevelopment

CRISTALDO

ROGERS

Events

DC

11th St.

bridge

GURLEY

MERRIFIELD

Office of

contracts and

procurement

ORANGE

Consumer and regulatory

affairs

Judicial

nomination

commission

Examine

all

DDOT,

streetcar

D.C. police

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GARCIA

SCRUGGS

GURLEY

HENDERSON

LAZERE

GOODWIN

WHITE

JAYARAMAN

JAYARAMAN

LEWIS

PADRO

WILCOX

20% pay cut

for mayor,

city council

Business and

workforce

development

McMillan

redevelopment

PICKERING

CRISTALDO

ROGERS

Office of

contracts and

procurement

Events

DC

11th St.

bridge

GURLEY

MERRIFIELD

ORANGE

Judicial

nomination

commission

Consumer and regulatory

affairs

DDOT,

streetcar

Examine

all

D.C. police

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GARCIA

SCRUGGS

GURLEY

LAZERE

GOODWIN

WHITE

HENDERSON

LEWIS

JAYARAMAN

JAYARAMAN

WILCOX

PADRO

20% pay cut

for mayor,

city council

Business and

workforce

development

McMillan

redevelopment

PICKERING

CRISTALDO

ROGERS

Office of

contracts and

procurement

Events

DC

11th St.

bridge

GURLEY

MERRIFIELD

ORANGE

Consumer and regulatory

affairs

Judicial

nomination

commission

11th St.

bridge

DDOT,

streetcar

Examine

all

D.C. police

BATCHELOR

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GARCIA

GURLEY

SCRUGGS

GURLEY

LAZERE

GOODWIN

WHITE

HENDERSON

JAYARAMAN

JAYARAMAN

LEWIS

WILCOX

PADRO

Office of

contracts and

procurement

20% pay cut

for mayor,

city council

Business and

workforce

development

Events

DC

McMillan

redevelopment

ORANGE

PICKERING

ROGERS

MERRIFIELD

CRISTALDO

Are you accepting public financing?

Cristaldo sought public financing but did not meet the requirements.

YES

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

HENDERSON

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

ORANGE

PALACIO

NO

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

GURLEY

PADRO

ROGERS

PICKERING

WHITE

WILCOX

SCRUGGS

YES

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

HENDERSON

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

ORANGE

PALACIO

NO

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

GURLEY

PADRO

ROGERS

PICKERING

WHITE

WILCOX

SCRUGGS

YES

NO

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

GURLEY

HENDERSON

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

PADRO

PICKERING

ROGERS

WHITE

WILCOX

LEWIS

MERRIFIELD

ORANGE

SCRUGGS

PALACIO

YES

NO

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

GURLEY

JAYARAMAN

LAZERE

HENDERSON

PADRO

ROGERS

PICKERING

MERRIFIELD

LEWIS

ORANGE

WHITE

WILCOX

SCRUGGS

PALACIO

YES

NO

HENDERSON

GURLEY

BATCHELOR

CRISTALDO

GARCIA

BISHOP-HENCHMAN

GOODWIN

PADRO

WHITE

JAYARAMAN

LEWIS

MERRIFIELD

LAZERE

PICKERING

ROGERS

SCRUGGS

ORANGE

WILCOX

PALACIO