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Attorney General Karl Racine backed Trayon White in April’s Ward 8 special election, and now he’s helping him get another gig. Starting today, White is an employee of the Office of the Attorney General.
White, who lost the D.C. Council race to LaRuby May by less than 100 votes, will work as a “community development specialist,” according to Racine spokesman Robert Marus.
White isn’t the only former Council candidate in Racine’s office. Robert White, who lost an at-large bid last November, works as Racine’s director of community outreach. Between the two Whites, Racine could conceivably take a lesson from rival Muriel Bowser and field his own slate on the ballot next year.
In the past, Trayon White has found himself on the other side of the District government. He only avoided a failure to obey an officer charge last year after taking a diversion course, and he’s still suing the city after allegedly getting roughed up by a cop at Marion Barry‘s turkey giveaway. White’s lawsuit is on hold for an Office of Police Complaints review.
White’s appointment only lasts until the end of September—-just in time for another run at the Ward 8 seat in 2016. White tells LL he hasn’t decided whether he’ll run again.
Update, 6/18: Add one more former office-seeker to Racine’s staff. According to an OAG press release, Racine has hired former attorney general candidate Lateefah Williams as community development specialist focused on labor and LGBT groups.
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