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Brown’s Resignation From D.C. Council Certified

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Kwame Brown’s resignation as chairman of the D.C. Council has been certified by the district’s elections board.

The board declared the chairman’s office vacant on Monday. It also set a special election to replace Brown for Nov. 6, the same day as the general election.

Brown, a Democrat, resigned last week after he was charged with lying about his income on bank loan applications. He pleaded guilty on Friday to that charge and to a misdemeanor campaign finance violation.

Councilmember Mary Cheh is serving as acting chair until Wednesday, when the Council will meet to select an interim chair.

At-large councilmembers Phil Mendelson and Vincent Orange are angling for that job, and Mendelson has said he intends to run for chairman in the special election.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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