D.C. Mayor Fenty Ruled Immune to Campaign Worker’s Suit
(Washington Post) — A D.C. Superior Court magistrate judge on Tuesday dismissed a small-claims lawsuit against Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, ruling that Fenty’s public office protected him from the former campaign worker’s complaint. Clinton LeSueur sued Fenty for $5,000 that he said Fenty (D) promised him for helping Muriel Bowser (D) win what had been Fenty’s D.C. Council seat in Ward 4. Bowser was the mayor’s handpicked successor in the 2007 election. At a hearing Tuesday, Judge Michael J. McCarthy did not rule on the merits of LeSueur’s claim. Rather, in dismissing the case, he cited a District law that provides immunity for elected officials.