He may be a liberal, but he won’t stand for waste or mismanagement. He may say “nobody out-progressives me,” but he wants to be known as a prudent, practical progressive.
The Current Newspapers – For DC Council Chairman, Phil Mendeslon’s leadership has been “solid,” and deserves another four years
David Ferrara/President & CEO
June 13, 2018
“Under the leadership of Phil Mendelson, the DC Council has consistently voted to expand the education budget, often over the mayor’s recommendation. He has also brought stability after a raucous, scandal-filled period that resulted in tremendous turnover on the council and even some prison sentences. On a policy level, Mr. Mendelson also coordinated the District’s minimum wage increases with our neighboring Maryland counties to limit the number of District employers who might move there to save money. He led the council to make our income taxes among the most progressive in the country. . . . Mr. Mendelson’s leadership has helped usher in continued improvements to our finances, which are now considered to be among the most solid of any large city in the country. . . . We urge Democratic voters to nominate Mr. Mendelson for another four-year term in next week’s primary.”
By Jeffrey Anderson
June 7, 2018
Phil Mendelson chairs the D.C. Council with an even hand. His “plainspoken geniality and polite attentiveness,” his supporters say, is just what the Council needs to keep the District moving in a positive, progressive direction.
The New York Times – DC’s Council Chairman Phil Mendelson Places Affordable Housing “Front and Center” of City’s Agenda
By Eugene L. Meyer
June 5, 2018
After decades of divestiture and population decline, “now the city’s a very popular place to be, which is great, what everybody wants, except it comes with collateral challenges,” said Phil Mendelson, the chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia. “Affordable housing is front and center.”
The Georgetowner – Steady wins the race: Mendelson for DC Council Chair
June 7, 2018