(Washington Informer) — The District of Columbia’s official Democratic organization will select the successor to finish the term of D.C. Council member Kwame Brown. Eight individuals will make their case before the D.C. Democratic State Committee on Thu., Jan. 6, to replace Brown who has served as an at-large D.C. Council member since 2005. Brown, 40, was elected to be the chairman of the D.C. Council on Tue., Nov. 2 and will be sworn into office on Sun., Jan. 2. Vincent Orange, who served on the Council from 1999-2007, representing Ward 5 in Northeast and who lost to Brown in the Sept. 14 Democratic Party primary for chairman, is considered by many political observers as the front-runner for the position. “I had a successful tenure while I was on the Council and I see the city in the same place again,” Orange, 53, said. Orange is referring to a time when the D.C. financial control board was running the District in the 1990s due to bad management earlier during the decade.