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Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 09/16/2008

Council Returns to Business

The D.C. Council resumes its business today. It returns with a full agenda, from gun lesgislation to school reform to homelessness. The council has also launched an investigation into the Board of Elections and Ethics and the problems during the vote count last week during the primary.

Four council members, Jack Evans (Ward 2), Muriel Bowser (Ward 4), Yvette Alexander (Ward 7) and Marion Barry (Ward 8), emerged with clear victories in that primary and are widely expected to win in the general election this November. That's also true for At-Large Democrat Kwame Brown, who found himself unopposed last week.

Carol Schwartz, the Republican at-large member, however, returns to session as a write-in candidate for the general election. Schwartz lost last week to newcomer Patrick Mara in the GOP primary. But yesterday, she announced she would be a write-in candidate.

By Marcia Davis  |  07:15 AM ET, 09/16/2008

Categories:  D.C. Council

 
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