D.C. Wire: Vincent C. Gray


Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Norton accuses GOP of trying to 'humiliate' and 'disrespect' Gray

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) ripped into her Republican colleagues Tuesday morning at a hearing on the District's school voucher program, accusing them of trying to "humiliate" Mayor Vincent C. Gray and "disrespect his office."

By Ben Pershing  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Education, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Fenty friend Skinner takes aim at D.C. Council, Graham

Sinclair Skinner, one of former mayor Adrian M. Fenty's friends at the center of the investigation into parks and recreation contracts handed out under the previous administration, issued a biting statement Monday accusing District government leaders of being "synonymous with corruption, scandal and mismanagement."

By Tim Craig  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  City Life, D.C. Council, Jim Graham, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Biddle opens a well-staffed office for council race

Interim DC. Council member Sekou Biddle (D-At large) opened his campaign office Sunday as he gears up for the April 26 citywide election, telling a room of supporters they have to move at "light speed" to fend off more than a half-dozen potential challengers.

By Tim Craig  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  April 26 special election, D.C. Council, Josh Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Kwame Brown, Marion Barry, Mary Cheh, Mayor Fenty, Sekou Biddle, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent Orange, vincent gray

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/06/2011

Mayor stops just short of endorsing Sekou Biddle

Mayor Vincent C. Gray said in an interview Thursday that he is supporting Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown's efforts, including his endorsement of state Board of Education member Sekou Biddle for his vacated at-large seat.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray | Tags:  Kwame Brown, Sekou Biddle, Vincent C. Gray, vince gray, vincent gray

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/03/2011

Mayor Gray goes to work

Mayor Vincent C. Gray began his first day as the leader if the nation's capital by working at home and arriving at the John A. Wilson Building at 2 p.m. Monday.

By Nikita R. Stewart  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/31/2010

Holder, diplomats expected at Gray mayoral inauguration

U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder and more than 60 members of the diplomatic community are expected to attend Vincent C. Gray's swearing-in as the District's next mayor Sunday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, according to sources familiar with the planning for the inauguration.

By Tim Craig  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Gray announces more appointments

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray will announce more members of his executive office team Thursday, drawing largely from his council staff, sources said.

By Nikita Stewart  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Leila Finucane Edmonds will leave D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development

Leila Finucane Edmonds will resign her post as director of the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development to join NeighborWorks America, a national network of 240 nonprofit community development organizations. Edmonds said her last day with the city will be Jan. 2, the day Vincent C. Gray becomes mayor....

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:20 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray | Tags:  DC DHCD, DC Department of Housing and Community Development, Leila Edmonds, Leila Edmonds NeighborWorks, Leila Finucane Edmonds, NeighborWorks America

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2010

Fenty to order hiring, spending freeze

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) will issue a freeze on hiring and promotions in city government Monday and restrict discretionary spending within the agencies, his staff said.

By Tim Craig  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Gray wants hiring, promotion freeze

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray said Wednesday he wants Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to call for an immediate freeze on hiring and promotions to begin the process of closing a $175 million shortfall.

By Tim Craig  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 09/23/2010

Gray to meet with Holder, Rhee today

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is going to the John A. Wilson Building at 11 a.m. Thursday to meet with D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, who is likely to be the District's next mayor.

By Tim Craig  |  10:56 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Gray again distances himself from a campaign volunteer

For the second time this week, Vincent C. Gray is being forced to distance himself from the actions of one of his campaign volunteers, raising questions about whether his extensive campaign network will help or hurt him on Election Day. On Monday, Gray spokeswoman Traci Hughes blamed an "overly zealous"...

By Tim Craig  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/02/2010

Gray, Obama meet at Mystics game

It wasn't the lunch date at Ben's Chili Bowl that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) enjoyed, but D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray got a chance Sunday to make small talk with President Obama.

By Tim Craig  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 07/19/2010

Evans appears in new TV ad for Fenty

Add Council member Jack Evans to the list of those testifying about why Mayor Adrian M. Fenty should be reelected this year.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  01:25 PM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/16/2010

Portion of Gray's fence has come down

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, under pressure from city building inspectors, has taken down the well publicized fence that had turned into a major distraction for his campaign.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/01/2010

Gray vents about options for dealing with his problematic fence

Council Chairman and mayoral hopeful Vincent C. Gray expressed frustration Thursday with his limited options for dealing with the non-regulation fence that surrounds his Hillcrest home.

By Ann Marimow  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/28/2010

Gray: 'Certainly going into political life was a risk'

D.C. Council chairman and mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray discusses his learning, work and advocacy in the mental health field and his political career in an article in this Sunday's Washington Post Magazine. "Taking that job was a risk, and certainly going into political life was a risk -- running...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/06/2010

Gray called on to give specifics

In case you missed it, Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles wasn't too kind to Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) this morning. Sketching an unflattering depiction of Gray, Toles picked apart Gray's brief speech when he declared his candidacy for mayor last Tuesday. Despite the general decline in influence...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray | Tags:  Gray called on to offer specifics, Gray taken to task, gray needs to give specifics

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/31/2010

One day later, Fenty set to address shootings

His office has just sent word that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) will hold a news conference at 9:15 tonight at the scene of last night's mass shootings to provide an update with Police Chief Cathy Lanier. The announcement comes after Council Chairman Vincent Gray (D), the just-declared mayoral candidate,...

By Ann Marimow  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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