D.C. Council To Vote On Interim Chair | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Council To Vote On Interim Chair

Cheh circulated petition to give Mendelson top seat

Play associated audio
D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson appears to have the support of many of his colleagues to take over the chairmanship of the board for the next few months.
Mallory Noe-Payne
D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson appears to have the support of many of his colleagues to take over the chairmanship of the board for the next few months.

The acting chairman of the D.C. Council has circulated a resolution that would make Council member Phil Mendelson the interim chairman, according to the Associated Press. 

Mendelson would ascend to the District's second-highest local elected office following last week's resignation of Kwame Brown, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and a campaign finance violation

Acting Chairman Mary Cheh circulated the resolution Tuesday to council members and staff. Cheh had already voiced her support for Mendelson, who appears to have more than the necessary votes from his 11 colleagues to become interim chairman, AP reports.

Mendelson, a Democrat, intends to run for the position in a special election this fall. The winner would fill out the remainder of Brown's term, which runs through 2014. Council member Vincent Orange also plans to run. 

The resolution would make Council member Michael A. Brown the interim chairman pro tempore. Council members will make their decision during a vote Wednesday.

WAMU 88.5

Key Civil War Generals The Subject Of New Smithsonian Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery focuses on Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
NPR

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
NPR

Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.
NPR

What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.