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Four of the 13 D.C. Council members will challenged Mayor Vincent C. Gray for his seat in this year's Democratic primary, including Muriel Bowser (fourth from left), Tommy Wells (fifth from left) and Vincent Orange (third from left.) (andrew harnik/the washington times)

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Four of the 13 D.C. Council members will challenged Mayor Vincent C. Gray for his seat in this year's Democratic primary, including Muriel Bowser (fourth from left), Tommy Wells (fifth from left) and Vincent Orange (third from left.) (andrew harnik/the washington times)

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Councilman Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) has proposed marijuana decriminalization bill to be debated at a Committee of the Whole Meeting at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 4, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Councilman Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) has proposed marijuana decriminalization bill to be debated at a Committee of the Whole Meeting at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 4, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Democrat, aware of the city's reputation for issuing tickets, said he has modeled the marijuana bill after legislation in Massachusetts, where the law has already been road-tested. (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Democrat, aware of the city's reputation for issuing tickets, said he has modeled the marijuana bill after legislation in Massachusetts, where the law has already been road-tested. (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Democrat and a candidate for mayor, wouldn't wade into personnel decisions involving the demotion of fire department Deputy Chief John Donnelly, though he praised his work at the Frager's Hardware fire. (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells requested the Crowell & Moring review that said Human Rights Watch overstated D.C. police's mishandling of sexual assault cases. (The Washington Times)

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“Most people I talk to are convinced that our automated traffic enforcement cameras are just about raising revenue,” said Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Democrat and one of three council members who introduced the bill to lower traffic fines. (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Democrat, speaks Tuesday during the final legislative meeting of the year, a marathon session that still ended without sweeping campaign finance reforms. “I don’t believe the council recognizes there’s a crisis in ethics,” Mr. Wells said. “But I think the voters do.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Democrat, speaks Tuesday during the final legislative meeting of the year, a marathon session that still ended without sweeping campaign finance reforms. “I don’t believe the council recognizes there’s a crisis in ethics,” Mr. Wells said. “But I think the voters do.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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“Most people I talk to are convinced that our automated traffic enforcement cameras are just about raising revenue,” said Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Democrat and one of three council members who introduced the bill to lower traffic fines. (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (left) talks with acting Chairman Phil Mendelson. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (left) confers with fellow council members Tommy Wells (center) and Jack Evans. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (left) confers with fellow council members Tommy Wells (center) and Jack Evans. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council members Mary M. Cheh and Tommy Wells have proposed a bill to ban corporate donations to city candidates and officials. It is a response to a "pay-to-play" culture that can influence policy decisions. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)