There is a special election in the District on Tuesday, as voters weigh in on who they want for a new at-large council member as well as deciding on a referendum calling for greater budget autonomy.
The special election for D.C.'s vacant at-large council seat is just a week away, and Republican Patrick Mara leads the field both in money raised and money left in the coffers.
The special election to fill the at-large seat on the D.C. Council is next Monday, and candidates a week from today to file final campaign finance reports.
Anita Bonds and Perry Redd, African-American candidates for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council, said the racial makeup of the city should be a factor when electing local leaders.
Candidates in the race for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council debated ethics and gentrification in a special forum Monday on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe and Prince George's County School Board Chair Verjeana Jacobs join Kojo in the studio.
Patrick Mara, who just won the DC Sierra Club endorsement for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council, disputes a congressional lobbying record that lists him as a paid lobbyist for Exxon Mobil.
"I hear your desires to move forward, and so today, I announce that I will run for the next mayor of the District of Columbia," said Council member Muriel Bowser.
Candidates for this spring's special election for the D.C. Council have filed their campaign finance reports.
District Attorney General Irv Nathan is calling for changes to to election laws after years of scandal in the Wilson Building have yet to yield substantive reforms.
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