Posts Tagged ‘Ward 8’

ANC Member Calls in U.S. Attorney After Auditor’s Report

One ANC commissioner says others may have taken city funds.

Teacher Tierra Jolly Beats Longtime Activist Phil Pannell in Ward 8 Race

Teacher Tierra Jolly triumphed over rival Philip Pannell in a low-turnout vote today for the special election for the Ward 8 State Board of Education seat, according to preliminary results from the D.C. Board of Elections.
Longtime activist Pannell had the weight of much of the ward's establishment behind him, including a late-breaking endorsement from Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry. Still, Jolly managed [...]

Ward 8 Democrats Feud Over Rude Emails, Future of Council Seat

At least the Ward 8 Democrats aren't boring. A previous president of the group accused the D.C. Council of metaphorically cutting Vincent Orange's throat by not giving him a ceremonial position, and the organization's January mayoral straw poll turned so rowdy that police were called.
Now the Ward 8 Democrats are embroiled in a controversy that's [...]

Marion Barry’s Son Charged With DUI After Synthetic Pot Bust

Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry's son Christopher Barry was arrested downtown last Friday after allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, court records show. A Metropolitan Police Department officer also allegedly discovered synthetic marijuana in Barry's car.
Barry, 33, has been charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, driving under the influence, and operating a vehicle on a suspended [...]

Campaigning in Ward 8, Marion Barry Thinks Low Turnout Helps Vince Gray

Recovering from his recent hospitalization isn't stopping four-term mayor Marion Barry from trying to win a second term for Vince Gray. The mayor-for-life turned Ward 8 D.C. councilmember is spending the afternoon hitting polling places.
While he's seeing a lot of his ward, the trouble is that Barry hasn't run into many voters today. When Barry [...]

Ward 8 Activist James Bunn Will Be Honored With Street Name

Mayor Vince Gray will ask the D.C. Council to honor deceased Ward 8 activist James Bunn by renaming a street after him, the mayor announced at Bunn's memorial service today.
Gray's request, if successful, would change Esther Place SE at the intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to Bunn Street. Gray also awarded Bunn with [...]

Michael Brown Wins in Ward 8

Former and would-be future Councilmember Michael Brown won the most votes from a very small turnout for the Ward 8 Democratic Party's at-large Council candidate forum Saturday, a result he said reflected his commitment to social issues that affect the city's poor and most in need of help.
"I fight for the issues that Ward 8 [...]

Mayor Gray, Drug Warrior

There's an old maxim in politics: When the going gets rough, it's time to get tough on immigrant convenience store clerks. Especially those who speak limited English and sell rolling papers and individually wrapped cigars to pot smokers in a poor part of the city.
That was today's agenda for Mayor Vince Gray, whose political career [...]

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Barry Scorned

During the Ward 8 straw poll in March LL noticed Anthony Muhammad*, a longtime confidante of Mayor-for-Life-turned-Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry, campaigning for one of Barry's opponents, Sandra Seegars.
After chit-chatting about the race, LL asked Muhammad how Barry reacted when he found out Muhammed was backing one of his opponents. (Barry, if you didn't know, [...]

Subject: Barry v. Seegars

The Ward 8 D.C. Council campaign is playing out in the inboxes of several dozen reporters, editors, and D.C. government officials around town this afternoon.
Challenger Sandra "S.S." Seegars blasted a complaint about yard signs for incumbent Marion Barry around by email to more than 60 people at 3:13 p.m., forwarding along a message she had [...]