DUSTIN CANTER, LEFT, CHATS WITH EUGENE HUGHES, FOUNDER OF MIDTOWN YOUTH ACADEMY. CANTER IS RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF WASHINGTON IN THE 2018 ELECTION.  Credit: Dan Schere of Washington Jewish Week

DUSTIN CANTER, LEFT, CHATS WITH EUGENE HUGHES, FOUNDER OF MIDTOWN YOUTH ACADEMY. CANTER IS RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF WASHINGTON IN THE 2018 ELECTION.

Credit: Dan Schere of Washington Jewish Week

Dustin Canter says he doesn’t like the way Muriel Bowser has gone about the job of being mayor of Washington. He thinks she does not understand the city’s problems because she is not accessible enough.

That’s why the 32-year-old sports and fitness entrepreneur with no political experience is running against her in next year’s election.

He wants to be a “mayor for everyone” — so much so that he gives his personal phone number to everyone he meets, reciting “202-670-1615” between sips of coffee at the Busboys and Poets on 14th and V Streets. “There’s going to come a certain point where I can’t handle any more [calls], but I want people to know that phone number,” he says.

And his initials are D.C.

Canter, who is Jewish and lives in the city’s Edgewood neighborhood, says a mayor should be roaming the streets of the city instead of working in an office. “We need leaders moving forward that are accessible, not sitting behind a podium or sitting behind a desk,” he says.

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 DUSTIN "DC" CANTER  Credit: Darrow Montgomery of Washington City Paper

DUSTIN "DC" CANTER

Credit: Darrow Montgomery of Washington City Paper

Dustin “DC” Canter says he received his first campaign contribution on March 1, 2017. That same day in 1961, President John F. Kennedy formed the Peace Corps. So Canter, 33, was trying to do decide what he could do to give back to his city. 

“I thought ‘What’s something similar in nature to forming the Peace Corps that I can do here in present day?’ And that’s being a volunteer leader for the city,” he says. “Is it serendipity that that first campaign contribution was the same day?” he asks rhetorically. 

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Does One-Party Rule Hurt Cities Like D.C.? - Dustin Canter and Former Mayor Williams interact on live radio, NOV 13, 2017

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“Polls are a dinosaur way of knowing what’s going on.” - Dustin Canter, SEPT 26, 2017

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"not a lot of us have the dollars to hire a lobbyist." - Dustin Canter, MAY 28, 2014

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