Washington voters on Tuesday tried to turn the page on a scandal that sent a former D.C. Council member to prison on corruption charges. Democrat Kenyan McDuffie overwhelmingly won a special election to replace Harry Thomas, Jr., who earlier this month was sentenced to a 38-month federal prison sentence. McDuffie joins Kojo to share his vision for the city and for the future of Ward 5.
Kenyan McDuffie talked about the racial and generational divide in Ward 5:
McDuffie discussed plans to revitalize the McMillan Reservoir as a mixed-use residential and commercial space. He also addressed what it means to be called a progressive, and recalled his experiences as a postal carrier who sometimes delivered mail to the offices at WAMU 88.5:
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