Marion Barry v Larry T. Pretlow II: Ward 8 Council seat!
2012 WARD 8 COUNCIL SEAT RACE has already gained attention! Larry T. Pretlow II has placed his bid on the Ward 8 Council Seat.
Larry Pretlow II isn’t messing around. He might just be a candidate in a small advisory neighborhood commission race in the District’s Ward 8, but the 21-year-old political novice is attacking the campaign trail with the intensity of a council election.
Pretlow this November faces Mary Cuthbert, a longtime fixture in Ward 8 neighborhood politics. He says he has dropped about $600 to $700 on his campaign for the unpaid ANC 8C03 seat so far, and expects to spend another $200 on a community meeting he has planned for later this month. He has printed six campaign t-shirts and plans to have more made by Election Day.
“You’re talking to a person who is going to go for Marion Barry’s seat whenever it becomes available. So if it becomes available next election, then hey,” Pretlow says. “I don’t have no problem with Marion Barry, but (it’s) the same thing with Cuthbert. You’ve been there, you’ve done that. You’re a legend. Move on. I don’t want to say Cuthbert is a legend. But Marion Barry is a legend. You’ve been there, done that. Let someone else.”