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D.C. Council poised to approve Mendelson as chairman


D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (The Washington Times)

Mr. Orange is also up for re-election to his at-large seat. On Monday, the D.C. Board of Ethics declared that candidates may run for both a council seat and the chairman’s position because they are “separate elections.”

Any candidate who runs for both offices must create separate campaign committees and cannot mingle their funds, according to the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance.

A candidate may accept the maximum contribution for each office that is sought. For instance, a candidate such as Mr. Orange could accept $1,000 for at-large member and $1,500 for council chairman from the same donor.

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