A dozen people have already picked up petitions to run in the Ward 8 special election set for April 28. The seat became vacant when “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry died Nov. 23. Barry’s son, Christopher Barry, says he is considering running, as well.
Nearly a month after his death, tributes continue to pour in for former D.C. mayor Marion Barry and the latest was a one-night-only theatrical salute in his beloved Ward 8.
Local and national political leaders, prominent clergy and ordinary Washingtonians who got their first job as a result of Marion Barry’s programs were among the thousands who gathered Saturday at the Washington Convention Center to say goodbye to the man dubbed “Mayor for Life.”
The D.C. Council seat held since 2005 by the late Marion Barry has been declared vacant.
Marion Barry will be remembered with three days of events culminating in a four-hour memorial service at the Washington Convention Center.
Marion Barry’s annual turkey giveaway went on without the longtime District of Columbia politician.
WNEW D.C. bureau chief Matt DelSignore presents a special production, “Marion Barry–the Mayor for Life in His Own Words.”
In recent weeks, Marion Barry had been touting his upcoming Turkey Giveaway in Ward 8 and after his passing many thought it would not take place.
Since the death of Marion Barry on Sunday, there have been two competing narratives about his life and career in D.C. politics.
As D.C. comes to grips with “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry’s death over the weekend, some are starting to speculate about his funeral plans.