Say goodbye to the 12-member D.C. Council. The D.C. Democratic State Committee plans to meet tomorrow to fill the at-large vacancy left by Vincent Orange‘s August resignation.
The spot is open because Orange, who lost his June primary re-election bid to Robert White, ditched the last few months left in his term to lead the D.C. Chamber of Commerce (but only after some pressure). The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in Catholic University’s Gowen Hall.
While the DCDSC’s appointment process could inspire all kinds of backroom deals, White has the support of At-Large Councilmember and DCDSC chief Anita Bonds, meaning he’ll almost certainly win the appointment. Still, White isn’t the only one running for the seat—he’s been challenged by longtime activist Anita Bellamy Shelton.