Ex-Mayoral Candidate Fired from D.C. Government Job

February 25, 2011  |  

(Washington Examiner) — A former mayoral candidate who threw his weight behind Vince Gray and then landed a high-paying job in Gray’s administration was fired Thursday, saying he was the victim of D.C. Council pressure.  The Gray administration’s hiring of Sulaimon Brown as an adviser to interim Department of Health Care Finance Director Wayne Turnage at a $110,000 annual salary has quickly turned into a circus sideshow distraction. Gray was pressed for answers about Brown’s hiring as a political appointee on Wednesday and Gray stood by the administration’s decision. Less that 24 hours later, though, Brown was informed by Turnage that he was being fired. Sometime around 10 a.m. the city’s protective services police arrived at Brown’s office and escorted him out of the building.

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