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Mark Tuohey Enters Race for D.C. Attorney General



    New Candidate for D.C. Attorney General

    Prominent D.C. lawyer Mark Tuohey is jumping into the first-ever city race to choose an elected attorney general. You may remember his name from his work to bring Major League Baseball to the district. He tells News4's Tom Sherwood that the office handles crucial consumer protection cases and needs an experienced hand. (Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014)

    A prominent D.C lawyer joined the first-ever D.C. race for elected attorney general.

    Mark Tuohey’s been at the center of some of the city's biggest events. He served as Sports Commission chairman in 2005 when then-Mayor Tony Williams landed the Washington Nationals and as defense attorney for Jeanne Clark Harris, who pleaded guilty for her central role in the 2010 shadow campaign that helped elect Mayor Vincent Gray.

    “I did the investigation of the Metropolitan Police Department back in 1998, traveled all over the city, every ward,” Tuohey added.

    Tuohey, a resident of Ward 4 since 1973, said he has the experienced hand the attorney general’s office needs for handling crucial consumer protection needs. The office has 700 lawyers and staff tackling consumer protections, D.C. government lawsuits and legal advice for dozens of agencies.

    At this point, the only other candidate is defense attorney Paul Zukerberg, who successfully filed suit to hold the election after the D.C. Council abruptly voted to postpone it until 2018.

    Despite some concerns, the election will create a new center of political power. Mayor Gray said the attorney general is a vital office and deserves a robust campaign before Nov. 4.

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