As expected, ANC6A Chair Kelvin Robinson, the former Chief of Staff to Mayor Anthony Williams, will run for the D.C. Council seat currently held by Phil Mendelson. Former Fenty Department of Parks and Recreation Director Clark Ray is also running in the Democratic primary.
Mendelson has been widely criticized for his role as the Chairman of the Public Safety Commmittee where he has opposed significant aspects of the Mayor's Crime bill, including stricter gun laws, stronger penalties for juvenile crime, and anti-gang measures.
According to the head of DC's police union: “There’s soft on crime, there’s softer on crime, then there’s Phil Mendelson.” This should make for an interesting and well-contested race.
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