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Shelly Gardner '11 Running for D.C. Council in Ward 5

Thursday, May 3, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Shelly Gardner '11 is running for D.C. Council in Ward 5, the district previously represented by Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) who now faces four years in prison for embezzling more than $350,000 in public funds and filing false tax returns. Gardner is quoted in several newspapers including The Washington Post, The Washington Informer, and The Washington Examiner on running for office.

Gardner says, "It's time for a woman to represent Ward 5 on the [D.C.] Council, to take her seat at the table and fight for power and access. Black women were the cornerstone of the Civil Rights movement. We vote; we carry the mantel of the church; and now it's time for a female council member to advocate on behalf of Ward 5."

Shelly Gardner
Read more:
The Washington Post, "Council candidates try to reassure Ward 5 voters"
The Washington Informer, "Ward 5 Candidates Debate at New Samaritan"
The Washington Examiner, "On sentencing day, Ward 5 residents split on Harry Thomas Jr."

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