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D.C.'s former Mayor could return to politics

LEAH KELLENBERGER//

Vincent Gray could be making a comeback. The former mayor of Washington, D.C may be making a run for City Council.

According to four people familiar with Gray and his happenings, he is considering a potential run for two positions next year: the at-large seat and the ward seven seat. Gray himself has not commented on his potential return to DC politics.

Vincent Gray served as mayor of DC for one term from 2011-2015 when he was unseated by current mayor of DC, Muriel Bowser. His run for a 2nd term was overshadowed by an investigation regarding his involvement in a scheme to illegally funnel $660,000 into his reelection bid. Gray has not been charged and has actively denied any wrong-doing, however a few associates have pleaded guilty to an array of charges. The investigation is ongoing and is currently over 1,600 days long.

The DC Council is the chief policy-making body for the District of Columbia. On the Council, Gray would be making laws and overseeing multiple agencies, commissions, and boards. The council’s website says they are, “Ensuring safer streets, furthering education reform, developing a vibrant economy, and implementing groundbreaking programs.” If Gray does choose to move forward with seeking a position on council, the ongoing investigation is a likely issue for many voters.

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