Edward Williams talks with Ward 5 D.C. Council candidate Delano Hunter (right), who is among the 16 hopefuls running for the vacated seat of Harry Thomas Jr. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Edward Williams talks with Ward 5 D.C. Council candidate Delano Hunter (right), who is among the 16 hopefuls running for the vacated seat of Harry Thomas Jr. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)