Republican Tim Day will run for the Ward 5 council seat vacated by Harry Thomas Jr.
Republican Tim Day, the man who tipped off D.C. officials to the spending practices of former D.C. councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., is now running for the Ward 5 seat vacated by Thomas, according to the Washington Examiner.
Day, an accountant, reportedly filed with the Board of Elections Friday to run in the special election later this year. Day lost a previous bid for the Ward 5 to Thomas in 2010.
In a statement quoted by the Examiner, Day emphasized that compliance and accountability are lacking in the D.C. Council. He says he wants to make the Council "an honest and ethical government entity for the people of Ward 5 and not just a select few."
The special election to fill Thomas' vacant seat will take place May 15.
In January, Harry Thomas Jr. resigned after pleading guilty to pilfering more than $350,000 from city programs like youth baseball to buy expensive vehicles and finance golfing trips. He will be sentenced two weeks before the election.