Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Council’

Jack Evans, Wikipedia Vandal?

D.C. councilmembers have lots of ways to spend the summer recess. Muriel Bowser and David Catania are running for mayor, while at-large Councilmember Vincent Orange visited a headshop. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, meanwhile, has been editing his Wikipedia page to make himself look better—or so some Wikipedia editors allege.
The longtime councilmember's Wikipedia entry turned into a battleground Wednesday, when user "Evansjack1" started deleting unflattering portions of Evans' biography. [...]

Michael Brown Sentenced to 39 Months in Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown was sentenced Thursday to 39 months in federal prison and 24 months of supervised release for taking bribes from undercover FBI agents.
Prosecutors had sought 43 months, largely because they said Brown initially didn't tell them about the $100,000 in illegal, off-the-books help he got from the District's premier shadowy financier, Jeff Thompson, [...]

Budget Autonomy Fight Could Be Resolved by Mid-May

The D.C. Council's fight with Mayor Vince Gray over budget autonomy could be resolved only two weeks before the Council has to make its first vote on the mayor's budget, according to a schedule laid out today in a federal court hearing over the lawsuit filed by the Council and Chairman Phil Mendelson against Gray and Chief Financial [...]

Tommy Wells Considering At-Large Run

Since Tommy Wells chose running for mayor over hanging on to his Ward 6 D.C. Council post, he's scheduled to leave the Wilson Building with fellow lame duck Jim Graham in January. Instead, though, Wells could end up just switching seats. With David Catania giving up his at-large seat to launch his own mayoral run, Wells says he's considering [...]

What Comes Next for D.C. Politics?

LL will do the honors. D.C., meet your presumptive next mayor.
“I like the sound of that,” Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser said Wednesday at her post-primary victory press conference.
After Bowser walloped Mayor Vince Gray with 44 percent of the vote to his 32 percent Tuesday night, her campaign organized an event at the National Press [...]

Here’s Who Won Yesterday’s Elections

The Board of Elections has (finally) finished counting most of the votes from yesterday's primary elections, though special and absentee ballots are still being added to the totals. Here's who won which Democratic nominations:

Mayor: Muriel Bowser
D.C. Council At-Large: Anita Bonds
D.C. Council chair: Phil Mendelson
Ward 1 D.C. Council: Brianne Nadeau
Ward 3 D.C. Council: Mary Cheh
Ward 5 D.C. Council: Kenyan McDuffie
Ward [...]

The 5 Strangest Parts of Vincent Orange’s RFK Stadium Plan

Mayoral hopeful Vincent Orange earned some attention last month with his pitch for a sports entertainment complex centering on a rebuilt, 100,000-seat RFK Stadium. But the actual text of the bill, highlighted recently by ANC6B commissioner Brian Flahaven, is even better.
Orange's extraordinarily specific bill tasks the District with studying the feasibility of building a complex around RFK that would include—deep [...]

Blaming Primary’s Effect on Finances, Elissa Silverman Opts Out of Democratic At-Large Race

Next year's April primary date has been criticized as too early, with opponents, including Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, saying that its requirement that candidates gather petitions during the winter holidays amounts to an "incumbent protection act." Now the early primary may have foiled its first would-be challenger.
Elissa Silverman, who came in second to Anita Bonds in April's [...]

Ex-Wells Chief of Staff Charles Allen Makes Ward 6 Run Official

The least believable acting job in D.C. politics comes to an end today.
Ex-Tommy Wells chief of staff Charles Allen, who insisted previously that he wasn't thinking about running for his old boss' seat, announced this afternoon that he's going to do exactly that.
Allen has looked like someone thinking about a campaign for a long time. [...]

Keely Thompson Says He Gave $50,000 in Bribes to D.C. Councilmember

Former boxing gym operator Keely Thompson implicated an unnamed male member of the D.C. Council in a $50,000 bribery scheme today in federal court.
Thompson, who's being sentenced today for stealing $200,000 in grant money meant to fund boxing activities for at-risk youth, says the councilmember gave him the idea to start the gym in 2004. [...]

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