Tommy Wells To Kick Off D.C. Mayoral Campaign Saturday | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Tommy Wells To Kick Off D.C. Mayoral Campaign Saturday

Play associated audio
Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells will turn his sights on the mayor's office next year.
Mallory Noe-Payne
Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells will turn his sights on the mayor's office next year.

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) is set to formally kick off his campaign for mayor—he will announce his candidacy on Saturday at a busy intersection in the ward he represents.

Wells formed an exploratory committee in February. He'll be the second candidate to formally enter the race, following Council member Muriel Bowser, who launched her campaign in March.

Mayor Vincent Gray has not said whether he is seeking re-election. Gray's 2010 campaign is the subject of a federal investigation, and three former campaign aides have pleaded guilty to felonies.

Wells is a 56-year-old Democrat who's served on the D.C. Council since 2007. He'll have to give up his council seat to run for mayor. He says in a statement that he wants to "clean up corruption in city government.''

NPR

David Oyelowo On Acting, His Royal Roots And The One Role He Won't Take

The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale, the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the black best friend."
NPR

Bugs: Not What's For Dinner — Until They're Tastier, Maybe

A U.K. researcher says the environmental argument for eating bugs isn't working on its own. She says chefs and policymakers must "make insect dishes appeal as food, not just a way to save the planet."
NPR

5 Things You Should Know About George Pataki

For most voters, the name George Pataki might not ring a bell. But he was the last Republican elected to major statewide office in New York in more than 20 years. And he's running for president.
NPR

Smartphones Are So Smart They Can Now Test Your Vision

In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.

Leave a Comment

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