Mendelson elected interim council chairman

WASHINGTON – The D.C. Council has elected at-large Councilmember Phil Mendelson interim chairman.

Mendelson rises to the District’s second-highest local elected office following last week’s resignation of Kwame Brown, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation.

A special election will be held this fall to elect a chairman that will serve out the remainder of Brown’s term.

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