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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Dwight Kirk
A political opponent urged D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser on Tuesday to step down as chairwoman of a committee in charge of ethics reform, citing the Ward 4 Democrat's ties to David W. Wilmot, a prominent lobbyist and land banker who represents Wal-Mart, which is building a store in Ward 4, and "who serves as the finance chairperson" of Ms. Bowser's re-election campaign.
Mr. Kirk added, "If this were Marion Barry, people would be all over it."
Dwight Kirk, a spokesman for Renee Bowser, said Muriel Bowser has a well-crafted image as a reform-minded politician, but the people of Ward 4 "might need to decide if they want to disturb that narrative."