Ward 7’s Alexander isn’t worried about possible challengers, including Kwame Brown.
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The Ward 7 councilmember goes undercover
In Ward 7, Ed Potillo gears up for a potential 2016 run against incumbent Yvette Alexander.
No endorsement in Ward 8 yet
At-large D.C. Council hopeful Robert White got some help standing out from his many competitors this summer when he received endorsements from two councilmembers. But now at-large rival Brian Hart complains he didn't have a fair shot at those same endorsements.
In an email to supporters this afternoon, Hart singles out Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, who endorsed White yesterday. Hart campaign manager Samantha [...]
One more councilmember wants to see Robert White on the D.C. Council dais in January. After landing Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie's endorsement in July, at-large Council hopeful White will be endorsed by Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, LL has learned.
The endorsement from Alexander, who toyed with her own bid for the seat, should help White stand out against the 12 [...]
While embattled fire chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced only last night that he'll retire in July, District wags have long been considering one option for the soon-to-be-ex-chief: a run at the Ward 7 seat held by Councilmember Yvette Alexander.
The idea that Ellerbe would run for office in his ward has been around for a while. Anti-violence activist Ron Moten, who unsuccessfully ran against Alexander [...]
As if Yvette Alexander's steering of District budget funds toward projects in her own ward wasn't evidence enough that she's not considering city-wide office, the Ward 7 councilmember made it official today: She won't run for an at-large D.C. Council seat after all.
Alexander started mulling a bid for the at-large seat being vacated by David Catania last month, announcing her consideration [...]
Nothing gets between friends like hundreds of millions of dollars. As lame duck Vince Gray faces a D.C. Council budget vote today, Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander—the mayor's Council successor in his own ward and once his most reliable ally—has become a surprising foe.
Two weeks ago, Alexander's health committee moved $22 million out of $23.5 million that Gray had dedicated to replacing United Medical Center, [...]
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 [...]