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.
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.
D.C. Council member Tommy Wells is considering a run for mayor in 2013, and he launched an exploratory committee and website this week to begin testing the waters for his campaign.
Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown is officially in the mix for the D.C. Council special election this April, this time as a Democrat.
Former D.C. Council member Michael Brown was ousted in November's election, but it appears he may be considering running in the April special election to fill the seat vacated by Phil Mendelson.
D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh is calling for emergency legislation that would restrict money order campaign contributions in time for the special at-large election in the spring.
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