Posts Tagged ‘Yvette Alexander’

Yvette Alexander Backs Bowser Protégé in Ward 4

No endorsement in Ward 8 yet

At-Large Candidate Says Rival’s D.C. Council Endorsements Are Unfair

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 [...]

Yvette Alexander Endorses Robert White in At-Large Race

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 [...]

Alexander: Ellerbe Promised No Ward 7 Bid

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 [...]

No At-Large Run for Yvette 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 [...]

Former Allies Alexander and Gray Spar Over Hospital Money, Election Loss

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, [...]

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 [...]

Raining on Vincent Orange’s Parade

Smith Special Productions makes giant parade balloons, and lots of them. The Williamsport, Pa., company tends toward cartoon animals like “Tally Ho the Toucan” and “Icee the Shy Little Penguin.” But District taxpayers got gasbags with a little more gravitas from the company on Wednesday, thanks to $15,120 from the D.C. Council.
The balloons, featuring figures [...]

Yvette Alexander Considers Her Own At-Large Bid

Out of the District's nearly 650,000 residents, Ward 7 D.C. Councilmember Yvette Alexander is one of the people LL would least expect run for an at-large Council seat in November. After all, Alexander just won re-election to her own seat two years ago. Nevertheless, Alexander tells LL that, like colleague Tommy Wells, she's considering switching her party registration [...]

Overshadowed: Vince Gray Can’t Fend Off Defeat

By the time Vince Gray arrived at Shaw’s Kennedy Recreation Center Tuesday afternoon, the word was out across the city: There weren’t any voters. That left his most devoted supporters to try and drum up some civic participation on their own.
“Would you like to say hello to the mayor?” one Gray hype man said to [...]