It’s election year! Exciting news if you’re running or maybe not. While there are several local city council races taking shape across the District, one has gotten particularly interesting over the holiday season: Ward 7.
There are a number of people running for Yvette Alexander’s (D) seat while discontent for her service running high. Ronald Moten, former Peace-a-holics leader and now-turned ‘Civil Rights Republican’ changed his political affiliation to run against Yvette in the general election. Interestingly the D.C. Council is considering adding a measure to the upcoming ethics reform bill that would bar any felon from serving on the city’s council. Alexander voted against having the measure included, equaling the playing ground for her and Moten.
The Concerned Citizens for Ward 7 recently endorsed Kevin B. Chavis, son of former council member, Kevin P. Chavis. Chavis, considered a favorite among the crowd of contenders was arrested mid-December on charges of soliciting a prostitute in the K St. NW area in downtown D.C. It will be interesting to see how he recovers from this sudden scandal.
Other contenders include Ward 7 activist, Tom Brown (D) and Ward 7 School board member Dorthy Douglass.