Barry Top Aide Quits
D.C. Council member Marion Barry's Chief of Staff, Keith Andrew Perry, has resigned.
Perry, who came to work for Barry (D-Ward 8) in April 2006, will leave the office Friday.
Perry was Barry's third chief of staff since he took office in 2004. Prior to Perry, Linda Greene and E. Faye Williams had served in that capacity.
Barry released a short statement, but he did not say why Perry is abandoning ship.
"Keith has completed his service to this office and has done so in fine fashion. He's now leaving to pursue other endeavors," Barry said. "We wish him well and all the future success in the world."
This is not the first time Perry has worked in a council job.
In 2005, he was a policy adviser, speechwriter and Ward 6 campaign coordinator for Council member Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large). Perry, who had political aspirations, left to challenge then D.C. Council member Sharon Ambrose, who he had unsuccessfully ran against in 2002. He later dropped out of the 2006 race.
The next time Perry surfaced at the John A. Wilson Building, he was Barry's legislative director. Six months later, Barry announced Perry as his top aide.
Perry did not return a call to talk about his future plans. Too bad. The Wire wants to know.
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