Ward 1 Debate

Ward 1 Debate

Adams Morgan. Credit: Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation (WCTC) via Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Discovery Channel has Shark Week; we at the Kojo Nnamdi Show have debate week - or, to be more accurate, two debate days in a week. Wednesday, we welcomed D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and D.C. Council Chair/mayoral candidate Vincent Gray to the studio for a live forum. Friday on The Politics Hour, we're zeroing in on Ward 1.

Adams Morgan. Credit: Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation (WCTC) via Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Discovery Channel has Shark Week; we at the Kojo Nnamdi Show have debate week - or, to be more accurate, two debate days in a week. Wednesday, we welcomed D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and D.C. Council Chair/mayoral candidate Vincent Gray to the studio for a live forum. Friday on The Politics Hour, we're zeroing in on Ward 1.

D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) will be here facing off against his two Democratic challengers, Jeff Smith and Bryan Weaver.  A few weeks ago, Washington Post reporter Paul Schwartzman profiled Graham, revealing that the councilmember "zealously guards his image" and that Graham answered written questions for the piece rather than consenting to a traditional verbal interview. Schwartzman explored last year's scandal involving bribery charges brought against Graham's former chief of staff, Ted Loza, and noted that Graham is running on a record of achievement based on the revitalization he's brought to the neighborhoods he serves since he was first elected to the council in 1998.

Do you live in Ward 1? What issues are most important to you? What should we ask the candidates who are vying for your vote? You can send us questions here, on Facebook, Twitter, via email at kojo@wamu.org; or by calling 800-433-8850 during tomorrow's show.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.