Vincent Orange Will Challenge Kwame Brown in Race for D.C. Council Chairmanship
(Washington Post) — The race for the D.C. Council’s top job is taking shape, with former member Vincent Orange set to announce his Democratic primary challenge to at-large member Kwame R. Brown on Wednesday.
Orange and Brown will compete to replace D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D), who is taking on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) in the primary. The chairman’s spot is essentially that of a leader among equals, presiding over and trying to corral a dozen other council members who often have competing agendas. The position is particularly important at a time when the District is struggling to close an estimated $550 million budget gap.