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Democratic At-large Councilmember Michael A. Brown … wait, LL always forgets for some reason. Independent At-Large Councilmember Michael A. Brown announced he’s filed for re-election today.
Be sure and check out his new webpage, where it appears Brown will be going with the color red for his campaign signage and using the slogan “Independent Democratic Candidate for DC Council At-Large.” There’s also a link, the only link so far on the page, to the Democratic National Committee, where Brown’s father, Ron Brown, once served as chairman.
Brown showed the District in 2008 just how easy it can be to win a council seat simply by changing one’s party status from Democrat to independent. The District’s Home Rule Charter stipulates that no more than three out of the five at-large council reps, including the chairman, can be from the same party in a city with more than 10 Democrats to every 1 Republican. That made it easy for Brownto beat Republican Pat Mara and win a council seat despite coming in a distant second to then Councilmember Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown, a registered Democrat.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery