Posts Tagged ‘tommy wells’

D.C. Council Freshmen Have Big Dreams, Little Power

Meet the new class

Bowser Kicks Off Transition: “I Already Know the Problems”

The transition keeps transitioning.

Read Muriel Bowser’s Transition Plan

Two ex-mayoral candidates make the transition team.

Councilmembers Make Their Attorney General Picks

Two councilmembers, two candidates. Whom to believe?

Ahead of Hearings, Bowser Visits “Strikingly Isolated” Soccer Stadium Site

With two committee hearings planned this week on the proposed D.C. United soccer stadium, Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser headed to Buzzard Point yesterday to tour the proposed site. Along for sherpa duty: Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, whose ward would include the soccer stadium (though he won't be representing it by the time it gets built, if it [...]

Muriel Bowser Has Twice as Much Campaign Cash as David Catania

The first campaign finance numbers since April's primary came out last night, and they look very cozy for Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser. Coasting on a post-primary victory surge, Bowser both outraised Catania and ended the March 11 to June 10 reporting period with twice her opponent's cash on hand.
(New mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz hasn't registered yet with the Office of Campaign Finance [...]

Even Tommy Wells Isn’t Sure About the D.C. United Stadium

Lame duck Mayor Vince Gray is facing a tough fight convincing the D.C. Council to back the D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point, but he shouldn't have to worry about wooing Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells. Until recently, Wells' vote was assured, since the stadium will be in his ward. Wells wasn't a passive supporter, either—after the plan was [...]

Morning Links

The Supercan saga continues: Pictures suggest many of the cans aren't recycled after all. [Post]
Vince Gray and CFO Jeff DeWitt prevail as federal judge rules District can't grant itself budget autonomy. [LL, WAMU, Post, Times]
Post ed board: time for Congress to grant budget autonomy. [Post]
Post says a D.C. United stadium deal is close. [Post]
Elissa Silverman jumps into at-large race, Tommy Wells stays out. [LL, Post]
David Catania says Muriel Bowser is [...]

Silverman Will Run for At-Large Seat, Wells Won’t

The ever-fluctuating field of candidates seeking to win David Catania's at-large D.C. Council seat got a little clearer today, with Elissa Silverman declaring for the race and outgoing Councilmember Tommy Wells announcing that he won't run.
Silverman's entry into the race has been expected since she left her job at the lefty-wonk D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute last month. Still, Silverman, a [...]

Are You Running for D.C. Council? Consult This Chart!

With its eight mayoral candidates and handful of down-ballot races, the April 1 Democratic primary may have zapped the attention spans of all but the closest watchers of District politics. Which could make the general election’s race for two at-large seats on the D.C. Council a bit of a mind derecho, at least if you [...]

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