D.C. Democratic Party Votes Anita Bonds to D.C. Council

Anita Bonds won the D.C. Democratic Party vote Monday night to temporarily fill the at-large D.C. Council seat vacated by Phil Mendelson, who was elected chairman in November.

Bonds will be sworn in at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and immediately join the Council.

A special election citywide will be held April 23 to permanently fill the seat. About a dozen candidates are expected to run in that race. Bonds will be among them.

Monday night's vote was held on the campus of Catholic University in Northeast.

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