Graham to Seek 5th Term on D.C. Council

DC Council member Jim Graham councilman

Democrat Jim Graham will seek a fifth term on the D.C. Council.

Graham announced his intentions Monday in an appearance on NewsChannel 8's “NewsTalk” program.

Graham has represented Ward 1 on the council since 1998. The ward includes Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and other neighborhoods north of downtown.

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Earlier this year, Graham's colleagues voted to reprimand him after the city's ethics board found that he improperly intervened in the lottery contracting process.

The 68-year-old Graham had long been undecided about a re-election bid. He formed an exploratory committee and conducted a poll to assess his standing. He faces three challengers in the April 1 Democratic primary.

Graham says he has a strong record of constituent service and advocating for the least fortunate. He is one of two openly gay council members.

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