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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Delano Hunter
Kenyan McDuffie, a born-and-bred resident of the District's Stronghold neighborhood who touted public policy experience and a laundry list of labor endorsements, soundly defeated a crowded field on Tuesday to replace former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. and begin a new chapter for Ward 5 leadership at city hall.
Voters in Ward 5 will replace former council member Harry Thomas Jr. on Tuesday by choosing from a long menu of candidates who hope to restore confidence and integrity to the Northeast ward's seat at city hall.
Sixteen candidates are competing to replace former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., who pleaded guilty in January to stealing more than $350,000 from the District and left Ward 5 without direct representation in city hall.
At this late stage, Mr. Hunter said on Monday he is calling on his base to show up at the polls and "energize" people around them to vote, too.
He said he is encouraged by the number of people who are approaching him at church and on street corners to offer their endorsement.