The 2013 Swearing-in Ceremony for the Council of the District of Columbia was held 2 January 2013 at 10:00am in Ballroom A of the Walter E Washington Convention Center
Chairman Phil Mendelson [D] was in the right place at the right time and his citywide appeal makes him the right person to continue to lead the D.C. City Council, especially at a time like this. We support his election as Council Chair and anticipate that he will do what is necessary to bring respect ...
For chairman, I enthusiastically support Phil Mendelson. He is the right person for today. He is a good government candidate in the style of former Council Chair David A. Clarke.