Smokefree DC is a citizen-based group whose goal is to promote smokefree environments in Washington, DC.

Fiona Greig, likely Ward 2 candidate, is someone to watch

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Last night, several Smokefree DC representatives met with Fiona Greig, who is planning to challenge Jack Evans in Ward 2 next year.

Greig is everything Evans is not. She is progressive. She’s into improving our mass transit system and creating more green spaces. She’s an avid cyclist.

Most important, she isn’t co-opted by developers and corporate interests.

Greig is also on board with the concept of smokefree workplaces. She understood all that was wrong with Evans’ budget amendment that weakened the law and bypassed the public.

Greig likely will formally announce her candidacy soon, and we’ll learn more about her stances on issues in the coming weeks. Some of her ideas are already posted on her exploratory website. Although she doesn’t yet have much name recognition, that hopefully will change quickly. She is someone new who could bring a lot of good ideas to a Council that seems in desperate need of them.

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