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It seems like everyone and their mom is thinking about running for the at-large council seat in the April special election. But take Ron Moten off your imaginary list of potential candidates, as the anti-youth violence advocate and former campaign adviser/manager/surrogate to Adrian Fenty says it’s not the right time.

“I thought about it, but nah,” replied Moten when LL asked if he was going to run. “The community needs me.”

Moten is currently organizing a network of anti-violence advocates into a group called the “DMV Peace Authority.” In case you missed it, Moten and his new group organized a brunch yesterday at Ballou Senior High School at which singer Stevie Wonder came and pledged to donate $100,000 to area anti-violence efforts.

Moten says he contacted Wonder through a mutual friend (“You know I  know a lot of people, got a lot of friends”) and the two have been talking for months about Wonder playing a role in Moten’s efforts.

Moten’s got plenty of detractors in this town, but how many of them can get Stevie Wonder to come out to their events?

Photo By Darrow Montgomery