TENAC Chairman Endorses Tom Brown

Since TENAC could not schedule a candidates' forum for this election, we are making no organizational endorsements.

A great many of you, however, have asked me which candidates have my personal endorsement, and I am glad to comply with that. My list is very short.

For Ward 7, I strongly endorse Tom Brown. He is an outstanding candidate against Yvette Alexander, who has turned out to be a great disappointment, notably on her derailment of the nomination of Betty Noel, the people's choice, to the District Public Service Commission (PSC).

We are also very disappointed in Ward 4's Muriel Bowser for the same reason, but I do not know her opposition well enough to personally decide.

We are also lobbying the Mayor to resubmit Betty Noel's name for the PSC in light of Councilmember Phil Mendelson's vote against her, which was a clear conflict of interest in light of his ownership of significant PEPCO stock. He clearly should have recused himself on that vote. We kindly ask and strongly urge you to assist in this lobbying effort by contacting the Mayor's office on Betty Noel's behalf.

I am having surgery on my back next week and will be out of action for some time. My deputies, who can be reached at (202) 628-3688, will be filling in for me.

Please take good care and thanks for all your help and well wishes for my recovery.

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