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(Washington Post) — Early support from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and several other county leaders helped Derrick Leon Davis win the Democratic nomination for the vacant District 6 seat on the County Council. With all 26 of the district’s precincts reporting, Davis received 3,570 votes, or 55 percent of ballots cast. Arthur A. Turner Jr., with 1,254 votes, or 19 percent, was a distant second among the primary’s 14 candidates. In the predominantly Democratic county, Davis, a former school system official and the current chairman of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, becomes the strong favorite to succeed Leslie Johnson, who resigned in disgrace this year.
(Washington Post) — Curtis Smalls, a retired elementary school principal, is worried about the high rate of foreclosures in Prince George’s County. Bridgette Kendrick, an analyst with the Internal Revenue Service in New Carrollton, says that crime in her Kettering neighborhood is on the upswing and that she no longer takes long walks in her leafy community. Sandy Pruitt, a community activist from Lake Arbor, says Prince George’s needs to repair its “tarnished image” after Jack B. Johnson (D), the former county executive, and his wife, former County Council member Leslie Johnson (D), pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges. “We need to move ahead of where we are with Jack and Leslie,” Pruitt said.
(Washington Post) — The lights in her office are out. She withdrew her last piece of pending legislation. And her colleagues say they haven’t spoken with her. But Prince George’s Council member Leslie E. Johnson (D-Mitchellville) remains on the county payroll and will continue to collect her $1,870 weekly paycheck until July 31, unlessshe steps down before then. A day after the council called for Johnson’s immediate resignation, reassigned her staff, and asked her to return her county car, computer, parking pass and cellphone, it was unclear Wednesday whether Johnson would comply or whether her colleagues would have to ask the authorities to pick up the county property. Council spokeswoman Karen Campbell said she did not know whether Johnson had consented to the request.
(Washington Informer) — Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern L. Baker, III, released the following statement on the resignation announcement of Prince George’s County Council Member Leslie Johnson: ”Today [July 5], Council member Leslie Johnson submitted her resignation from the County Council effective July 31st. As I mentioned last week, my thoughts and prayers go out to Council member Johnson during this difficult time in her life.
(Washington Post) — Prince George’s County Council member Leslie Johnson, who is expected to appear in federal court Thursday to face charges of witness tampering and destruction of evidence, set off a flurry of questions Wednesday night when her council office sent out an invitation to a “business card exchange” for residents to meet with county officials who handle small-business issues, and minority contracting.
(Washington Informer) — A controversial member of the Prince George’s County Council took the oath of office recently despite having to face serious federal charges sometime in the future. Prince George’s County Councilmember Leslie Johnson (D-District 6) took her oath at the inauguration of the new County Council which took place at the same time as the swearing-in of the new county executive, Rushern Baker III. Baker, who ran against her husband Jack, in 2002 and 2006 for the Democratic Party nomination for county executive, supported Johnson taking her seat.