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DCBOEE Plans Special Election To Fill Mendelson's Seat

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A photo sent out from Mayor Vincent Gray's Twitter account shows Phil Mendelson being sworn in as the new D.C. Council Chairman.
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A photo sent out from Mayor Vincent Gray's Twitter account shows Phil Mendelson being sworn in as the new D.C. Council Chairman.

Get ready for another special election in the District — this one was set in motion by the resignation of Kwame Brown earlier this year. Last night, Phil Mendelson was sworn in as the new D.C. Council Chairman.

D.C.'s Board of Elections says it's picked April 23 to hold the race to fill Mendelson's seat, and it already looks like many former council candidates from the past few years are going to try their luck again.

Council Member Michael Brown, who lost in November to David Grosso and is serving out the remainder of his term, has also expressed interest in running in the special election.

The city's Democratic Party will also play a role — the D.C. Democratic State Committee will pick the interim council member on Dec. 10 — and whoever wins that appointment could have a leg up on the rest of field, at least in terms of fundraising or visibility.

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