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Tommy Wells is a D.C. councilmember representing Ward 6. Raised in Birmingham, Ala., Wells moved to the District in 1983.
After spending six years as a social worker and obtaining a law degree from Catholic University, Wells directed the non-profit Consortium for Child Welfare.
He served as a member of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B from 1995 to 2000 and was elected to the D.C. Board of Education from 2001 to 2006.
Wells is nearing the end of his second four-year term on the D.C. Council, where he chairs the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary.
He lives on Capitol Hill.