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Former D.C. Council Member Jim Graham Goes to Work at Strip Club

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    Politicians who lose elections often end up working in government-related business. That's not the case for former D.C. Council member Jim Graham. As News4's Tom Sherwood reports, Graham is going into the adult entertainment business. (Published Thursday, April 16, 2015)

    Former D.C. Council member Jim Graham appears to have found his new career path by joining the adult entertainment industy at a Washington nightclub.

    Graham was hired as a special events director for a northwest D.C. nightclub, The House. Club owner Darrell Allen said Graham will be in charge of two nights for the club, Sunday nights for nude male dancing for gay men and Thursday nights for nude male dancing for women.

    Graham said they are exploring nude female dancing for women.

    “I cast about for various things, and I’ve decided to go into the adult entertainment industry,” he said.

    “Jim worked super hard for 16 years in government for the people,” friend and political consultant Chuck Thies said. “I think it’s high time that he had some fun.”

    Graham, who has been out of office since January after losing the Democratic primary to Brianne Nadeau a year ago, already volunteers for drug abuse and homeless issues.

    “I wanted something that was fun, and quite honestly, I want to make a buck or two,” Graham said.