Catania Makes It Official: He's Running For Mayor | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Catania Makes It Official: He's Running For Mayor

David Catania has been a D.C. Council member since 1997, when he won a special election.
WAMU/Jared Angle
David Catania has been a D.C. Council member since 1997, when he won a special election.

Council member David Catania (I-At Large) will be the latest District of Columbia politician to enter the race for mayor.

Ben Young, Catania's former chief of staff who is working on his campaign, said Monday night that Catania will file papers to run later this week.

Catania is an independent and will challenge the Democratic primary winner in the November general election. He was first elected to his at-large council seat in 1997 and is one of two openly gay council members.

The Democratic primary field includes Mayor Vincent Gray and seven challengers.

Earlier Monday, federal prosecutors alleged in court documents that Gray was aware of an illegal "shadow campaign'' that aided his 2010 bid and requested the funds personally. Gray says the allegations are false.

A recent WAMU/NBC4 poll found that Catania was in a statistical tie with Gray in a hypothetical general election matchup.

NPR

Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.
NPR

Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.
NPR

More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.
NPR

Seeking Frugal Tech Solutions For Nairobi's Jammed Traffic

Traffic in major cities in the developing world can be a mind-numbing mess. A team at IBM in Kenya's capitol thinks it's found an answer.

Leave a Comment

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