WASHINGTON — David Grosso has been sworn in as the newest member of the D.C. Council.

Grosso, an independent, defeated Michael A. Brown in November to win an at-large council seat.

He says ethics reform will be his top priority and that he looks forward to a day when the council is “beyond reproach” on ethical issues.

In the past year, two councilmembers have stepped down after pleading guilty to felonies, and federal prosecutors continue to conduct wide-ranging investigations of possible corruption in district government.

Five incumbent councilmembers were also sworn in to new terms Wednesday: Yvette Alexander, Marion Barry, Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans and Vincent Orange.

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