D.C. Council member Anita Bonds has won the support of more than 60 longtime Democratic female activists, who are co-sponsoring a “women bonding for Bonds” fundraiser for the incumbent March 10.
Bonds, head of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, is holding the $51-per-person fundraiser at Democratic National Committee headquarters. The event is co-hosted by a who’s who of longtime D.C. Democratic leaders, underscoring Bonds apparent success in rallying a big chunk of the party establishment behind her campaign to retain her seat in the April 23 special election.
Co-hosts of the fundraiser include Virginia Williams, the mother of former mayor Anthony Williams (D) and Romaine Thomas, an influential Ward 5 Democratic leader and the mother of former council member Harry Thomas Jr (D-Ward 5). Other co-hosts include the Rev. E. Gail Anderson Holness, a Ward 1 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and former council candidate; MarilynTyler Brown, a former Democratic National Committeewoman; Lillian Perdomo, a Ward 1 Democratic leader active in the Hispanic community; and Estelle Lloyd, former chief of staff to council member Vincent B. Orange (D-At Large).