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Topic - Debbie Smith-Steiner
The Board of Elections and Ethics is scheduled to issue petitions on Wednesday in the uphill bid to recall Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown.
D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. is sitting on an incredibly hot seat.
Ward 6 resident Frederick Butler says he is ready to hit the pavement once D.C. voters get the green light next week to start the recall process against Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city politicians finishing a tumultuous year.
The city auditor has asked the D.C. inspector general to investigate allegations of financial irregularities by the head of the Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council (5DCAC), who is a political appointee of Mayor Vincent C. Gray and an ally of Ward 5 Democrat Harry Thomas Jr.
Debbie Smith-Steiner, a former ANC commission in Ward 5, said she is serving as the recall effort's treasurer and they are "hopeful" of picking up a large contribution from a donor with deep pockets.
"The temperature in the city shows people are just getting tired of everything going on in the executive branch and legislative branch," she said. "We just can't have that now. Nobody wants that."