Following my primer on the Democratic candidates, here’s a quick look at the Republican candidate:

Marc Morgan is running for the Ward 1 seat under the Republican party. Morgan is currently the Deputy Director of Development for the Carbon War Room, a non-profit organization that works “to implement market-driven solutions to climate change.” Now, this is DC, so it might not surprise you to hear that Morgan isn’t exactly a traditional Republican (he’s also gay). He has unabashedly courted the gay vote, is listed on a website as “hip hop Republicans” , and is running on a pretty progressive platform. He wants to build a green economy, decrease crime (especially youth-related crime), promote small businesses, and enhance private-public parternships. Read more about his take on hot topics.