Posts Tagged ‘Special Election’

Try and Try and Try Again

There are many Pat Maras in D.C.
They are the young college strivers from around the country, who flock post-graduation to jobs at the Capitol where they answer constituent mail, get coffee, and move up in the ranks. After a few years on the Hill, they cash in/sell out/move on to better paying lobbying and consulting [...]

Yes, D.C., Washington City Paper Will Host a Council Debate at the Black Cat

There's a special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat (and a budget autonomy referendum) approaching April 23, and it's time for you to figure out who to vote for. What better way to do it than while listening to the candidates over a few drinks?
Join Washington City Paper and your would-be leaders on Monday, [...]

Michael Brown Drops Out of D.C. Council Race

Michael Brown has dropped out of the special election for the at-large D.C. Council seat set for April 23.
He just told campaign staff and volunteers in a meeting moments ago, according to a person in the meeting, which is closed to the media. Brown told the meeting he was quitting for family reasons.
"It is with [...]

Michael Brown’s Magic Money

The next set of D.C. campaign finance reports are due in two days, and it looks like former Councilmember Michael Brown could be reporting a tidy haul.
Brown doesn't have a figure of how much he's raised immediately available, but he's been on a fundraising tear this last week.
Brown says he was in Los Angeles on [...]

The Weed Candidate

With few exceptions, D.C. politicians are dull. They have no flair for the dramatic, they are not highly quotable, they do not light up the room. It’s as if God allotted a set amount of personality for D.C. politicians, and Marion Barry used it all up.
The current crop of candidates for the at-large D.C. Council [...]

And Then There Were 8

The herd has thinned. Of the 20 people who picked up petitions to run in the April special at-large D.C. Council election, only eight candidates submitted the required 3,000 signatures by today's 5 p.m. deadline.
They are: Councilmember Anita Bonds, former Councilmember Michael Brown, Matthew Frumin, Patrick Mara, Perry Redd, John Settles, Elissa Silverman, and Paul [...]

Same as the Old Boss?

On a hot August day in 1990, Marion Barry addressed his supporters outside the Reeves Center, a day after he’d beaten most of the federal government’s case against him on drug and perjury charges. Then the mayor, Barry began his speech by thanking God and acknowledging the presence of three women who were central to [...]

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 [...]

Order on the Ballot

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics Twitter feed was rocking this morning, with news of the drawing for ballot order for the April 26 special election for an At-Large D.C. Council seat. For the legions of you who are likely to turn out to vote , the candidates will appear in the following order:

Alan [...]