“[Phil's] persnickety approach to lawmaking serves him, and the District, well”
Who to Vote for (and Who Not to Vote for) in DC’s 2014 Democratic Primary
Posted by The Editors on Mar. 26, 2014 at 6:49 pm
“For a guy who didn’t appear to want the job, Phil Mendelson has managed to wrangle his unruly colleagues pretty well since taking over after Kwame Brown resigned as part of a plea bargain. He couldn’t persuade them not to overrule voters on electing an attorney general, and he—like most of the Council—has pandered to NIMBYs on height limits and zoning rules. But his persnickety approach to lawmaking serves him, and the District, well, which is probably why he has only perennial candidate Calvin Gurley opposing him.
Vote for Phil Mendelson if: You like knowing someone’s following the rules, even if you’re not watching closely on Channel 13.”