Ron Motten

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Look out Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander—you may be facing competition from one of D.C.’s best-dressed politicos.

LL ran into Ron Moten, whose lengthy resume LL is going to assume his readers know, at the Wilson Building today. Moten, clad in a North Face vest that had about 14 zippers, said lots of people have been asking him to make a run at Alexander’s seat in two years.

Moten said he’s not interested. But he sounded like he just might be open to being talked into it. And that it might not take that much talking.

“I have no desire to run at this time,” Moten said, but added that “anything is possible.”

Moten’s beef with Alexander: He says she spends too much time blaming Still Mayor Adrian Fenty for the ward’s problems, rather than trying to bring jobs to the area.

Also new on the Moten front—he says he’s writing a tell-all book about the recently complete mayoral campaign, the Peacoholics, and his early life knocking on doors as a Jehovah’s Witness.

The title will be something like The Life of a Peacemaker, Moten said. When LL asked what the actual title might be, Moten said, “I can’t say the real title cause someone might steal it.”

Would be title-thieves: LL apologizes for not getting the goods.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery