106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Mendelson to Continue as D.C. Council Chairman

View Comments
Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images

Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images

Latest News
D.C. | Md. | Va. | Sports 
 

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia voters have chosen D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to continue serving out the term of former chairman Kwame Brown.

Mendelson, a Democrat, won a special election Tuesday, defeating frequent candidate Calvin Gurley.

Mendelson became council chairman in June after Brown pleaded guilty to bank fraud and resigned. Previously, Mendelson was an at-large councilmember. He’ll continue as council chairman for another 2 years. The office is the second-highest in city government after mayor.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus