Phil on Council Code of Conduct

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in

Letter to the Editor D.C. Council’s code adjustments defines representational activities Published Tuesday February 11 2014 in The Washington Post The Feb. 10 editorial “Situational ethics,” criticizing the D.C. Council, was short on substance. Council members were faulted for taking action to amend our code of conduct, but nothing was said about the specifics of ...

Phil moving change to Council’s code of conduct, gut ethics board ruling

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in

11:22am, Friday, January 31, 2014, Washington Post D.C. Council is set to change code of conduct, pushing back on ethics board Chairman Phil Mendelson is moving the change to the council code of conduct, which would gut a previous ethics board ruling.

2012: Washington Post Endorses Mendelson for Chairman

2012: Washington Post Endorses Mendelson for Chairman

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in

“[Phil Mendelson] is thoughtful and hardworking and is in public office because he wants to make a contribution; his 14 years on the council have been untouched by even a whiff of wrongdoing.”

Phil seeks to empower State Board of Education

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in

Chairman Mendelson has called for a hearing Wednesday 10 October on legislation that would give the District’s State Board of Education a little more control over its own personnel, budget and public web site and calendar of affairs.

“Mendelson’s low-key approach transcends racial and geographic lines”

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012 in

“That Mendelson’s low-key approach… has helped him develop a following that transcends racial and geographic lines in a city often divided by both…The former activist-turned-politician is as comfortable on a couch in a Deanwood residence as he is at a picnic table in Glover Park.” Read full article. Mayor Mendelson? Many say his record, politics ...

“The one D.C. politician with lengthy experience and proven, broad appeal”

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in

“The one D.C. politician with lengthy experience and proven, broad appeal has signaled that he’s not interested in the mayoralty. That is the acting council chairman, Phil Mendelson (D-At Large), who is running in November to become chairman on a permanent basis. … If Gray is forced out early, however, then Mendelson would be elevated ...

Regaining the public’s trust

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in

“The council right now needs stability and I can offer that as we work to regain the public’s trust” — Phil Mendelson Read full article. Phil Mendelson launches bid for full term as D.C. Council chairman Washington Post, June 18, 2012

Faith in good government

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in

“’Right now, the symbol of this council is tarnished,’ Mendelson (D) said in a monotone voice that highlights his subdued personality. ‘Some people have even lost faith in our citizens’ ability to elect good government, which imperils not only this institution but the autonomy of the District overall.’” Read full article. Phil Mendelson selected as ...

“He’s probably the fairest one on the council”

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in

“In a city full of theatrical politicians, Mendelson is a nitpicker. He is a legislator more concerned with details than charisma…Mendelson’s respect for process and his laserlike focus on detail — and the fact that he is largely untouched by scandal in his 14 years on the council — are among the reasons a majority ...

Phil Mendelson has support of Council colleagues

Phil Mendelson has support of Council colleagues

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in

“Several D.C. council members said Thursday that Phil Mendelson appears to have “locked up” the support needed to be the next chairman now that Kwame R. Brown has resigned from the post after being charged with fraud for allegedly inflating his income on a home equity loan application. “One day after Brown’s resignation jolted the ...