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Ward 7 council candidate Kevin B. Chavous‘ brief political career is teetering on the edge of extinction after he was arrested last night on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.
Chavous, 27, was popped by police as part of a “sting” operation last night just after midnight on K Street NE, according to the Post, which was first out of the gate with the news.
The campaign issued a brief statement confirming the arrest and adding that “Chavous denies the charges and is working with an attorney moving forward.” Chavous is the son of former Ward 7 councilmember and mayoral candidate Kevin P. Chavous.
Worth noting is that Chavous The Younger’s voting records indicate that he recently used to live not far from where he was arrested. On April 27 of this year, Chavous changed his address from his mother’s house on Suitland Road in Ward 7 to an address on I Street NE, just north of H Street and in Ward 6. On Aug. 11, just a few weeks before he launched his campaign, Chavous switched his address back to his mom’s house. Yes, that’s right, Chavous is running for political office while living with his mom.
LL spoke with a Ward 7 neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, who says Chavous’ car is rarely at his mother’s house. But Lamont Harrell, Chavous’ campaign manager, says that Chavous “definitely” lives at the Ward 7 address.
LL has requested to speak with Chavous, and will update as necessary.