Posts Tagged ‘frank wilds’

To the Victor Go the Spoils, Literally

The benefits of being a D.C. councilmember include a great salary, free parking, and opportunities to crush your political enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women—if you're into that kind of thing.
Take the case of disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. and the lottery contract. In December [...]

Kenyan McDuffie Wins Ward 5 Special Election

And then there were 13, again. Kenyan McDuffie has won today's Ward 5 special election to replace disgraced former Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.
The unofficial results have McDuffie, an attorney and former policy advisor in Mayor Vince Gray's administration, winning in a landslide of 40 percent of the votes in a field of 11 candidates.
McDuffie won 4,085 [...]

Ward 5 Votes to Replace Harry Thomas Jr.

Ward 5 voters have a few hours left to get to the polls to pick a replacement for disgraced former Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., off to 38 months in federal prison soon for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from D.C. taxpayers. (Polls close at 8 p.m.)
Washington City Paper spoke to some voters in today's [...]

In Ward 5, Big Shoes to Fill?

These elections, they never end! On Tuesday, Ward 5 voters will pick a replacement for convicted felon Harry Thomas Jr., who was recently sentenced to more than three years in prison for stealing public funds.
Ward 5, long the backbone of the District’s black middle class, hasn’t seen such a wide-open race for its council seat [...]

Wilds Has Most Cash in Ward 5, One Week Left

Campaign finance reports are in for next week's special election in Ward 5, which could be a close race that comes down to who does the best job of getting their supporters to the polls. Which often takes money. The biggest news, therefore, is that candidate Frank Wilds has a huge lead in the cash-on-hand [...]

This is a Man’s World?

At a campaign event for Ward 5 D.C. Council candidate Frank Wilds this morning, former Ward 1 Councilmember Frank Smith told the small crowd of supporters that Wilds was the best man for the job because he's, well, a man.
"Sometimes you need to send a man to do a man's job," Smith said, after prefacing [...]

The Top Five Candidates for Ward 5?

LL currently counts 16 candidates for the open Ward 5 seat. But at a debate scheduled for early next month will only feature five of those candidates, a deliberate omission that's causing a little heartburn.
The debate was organized by the Brookland Heartbeat, WTOP, and the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia, and [...]

Money, Money, Money

New campaign finance reports are in (with some exceptions, LL is looking at you former mayor-for-life Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry) and there's plenty to digest.
First off, Ward 5 council hopefuls Delano Hunter and Kenyan McDuffie both had pretty sizable hauls considering the race has barely begun there. Hunter pulled in more than $20,000 and [...]

Running in Place

If you have amazing hearing and listenclosely, you just might be able to detect the pitter-patter of potential political candidates, jockeying ever so carefully for position in the event of a special election to replace embattled Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.
Thomas, as LL hopes all of his readers are aware, recently agreed to pay [...]