Chavous presses on with campaign after arrest

December 19, 2011

D.C. Council candidate Kevin B. Chavous is vowing to continue his campaign after his arrest early Friday on a solicitation of prostitution charge.

In his first public comment since the arrest, Chavous tweeted Saturday to thank his supporters. “I am innocent of the charges against me and look forward to clearing my name!” the Democrat wrote.

He added: “We are moving forward with our campaign and completely focused on addressing the concerns of Ward 7!”

Chavous tweeted that he continued his aggressive door-knocking efforts Saturday in the Kingman Park neighborhood. On Sunday night, he was spotted at a Ward 7 neighborhood holiday party at the Smith Commons restaurant at H Street NE.

Chavous has denied the charge, but he hasn’t explained the circumstances of the arrest, shortly after midnight on the unit block of K Street NE.

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.
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