I first met Tommy Wells in Ward 6 at a March For Peace event to prevent gun violence on the streets of DC and get guns out of the hands of our youth. Since then, Tommy and I have developed a great relationship.
At the end of the day, all families want the same thing: to be able to live, work and raise a family regardless of geographic and socioeconomic background. Tommy's blueprint represents this vision for the DC.
PRESS RELEASE: Fire Fighters Endorse Councilmember Tommy Wells for Mayor; Union is Proud to Stand with Ethical and Effective Candidate
Washington, DC (March 17, 2014) – District Fire Fighters, represented by the International Association of Firefighters, Local 36 (IAFF Local 36), today announced their endorsement of Councilmember Tommy Wells for Mayor.
Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - GreaterGreaterWashington.org
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. – The D.C. Police Union, Fraternal Order of Police, Metropolitan Police Department Labor Committee has endorsed Council member Tommy Wells for Mayor of the District of Columbia.
The D.C. Police Union represents the more than 3,600 police officers, detectives, and sergeants of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. The Executive Council of the D.C. Police Union voted unanimously to endorse Tommy Wells.
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2014 – The members of DC NOW, the District of Columbia’s chapter of the National Organization for Women, voted to endorse Councilmember Tommy Wells in the April 1 Mayoral Primary.
Says DC NOW President Susan Mottet:
“Now that concrete information about Mayor Gray’s involvement in an illegal shadow campaign has come to light, many of his supporters will be looking for a better candidate to support.”
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I met Tommy 20 years ago; we are neighbors in the same building on Capitol Hill. That means I have seen him at all times of day. He is the one who is shoveling snow when nobody is watching or tenderly gardening out back. Coming in very late after a mentoring date or coming in very early after having roused in the middle of the night to comfort a family whose house suffered a fire in his ward.
Tommy and I were fellow tutors at a non-profit mentoring program called Friends of Tyler School (now Jan’s Tutoring House), an organization for which we both have served as board members and board chairs over the last few years.