Sources: Orange could announce run for council chairman seat this week
Former D.C. Council member Vincent Orange could announce his candidacy for council chairman as early as this week, according to sources who have been in contact with him.
Orange, who was on the council from 1999 to 2006, has long indicated he could get into the race if Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) decided not to run for chairman. Evans last month publicly stated his intention to run, but on Friday, Evans told WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi he's "unlikely to run."
Council member Kwame Brown (D-At large) has already filed to run, and some have questioned whether Evans could defeat him.
Orange, who gave up his council seat in 2006 to run for mayor and is now a vice-president at PEPCO, declined to comment about his political future. On Saturday, Orange was spotted schmoozing at Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's campaign kickoff for his mayoral campaign.
April 27, 2010; 6:09 AM ET
Categories: 2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Tim Craig | Tags: Jack Evans, Kwame Brown, Vincent Orange
Save & Share: Previous: Gray: School reform and Rhee not 'inextricably tied'
Next: Albright to appear at Ray fundraiser for D.C. council campaign
Posted by: gordonbundy | April 27, 2010 6:39 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: concernedaboutdc | April 27, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: maserfentyaintnogood | April 27, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: politicalrealist | April 27, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.