Kenyan McDuffie Candidate Ward 5 Special Election

2/15/2012, 10:11 a.m.

Washington, DC - Kenyan McDuffie has announced his candidacy for the Ward 5 special election to fill the post on the D.C. City Council that was vacated last month by Harry Thomas Jr.

With an army of volunteers and supporters, McDuffie has collected all the necessary signatures to appear on the ballot for the May 15 election, according to a statement his office issued this week.

McDuffie's campaign motto is "Restoring Our Faith in Leadership."

"I look forward to confirming my name on the ballot," says McDuffie. "I will continue to work with residents across Ward 5 and listen to their priorities and concerns as I remain focused on my commitment to bringing integrity to the D.C. Council."

Throughout his career, McDuffie has developed a comprehensive understanding of local and federal governmental processes. His career in public service began by accepting an opportunity to work as an aide for Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. More recently, McDuffie served as a legislative and policy advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, where he assisted in shaping legislation that improved the quality of life in the District of Columbia.

A former criminal prosecutor and experienced civil rights attorney, McDuffie is a proven community leader whose campaign is focused on restoring Ward 5 residents' faith in their elected leadership. For more than a decade, Kenyan has dedicated himself to improving the lives of Ward 5 residents and the collective life of the Ward 5 community.

For more information on Kenyan McDuffie visit: www.KenyanMcDuffie.com.