Recall effort targets D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau over crime surge

From The Washington Post: A D.C. business owner has launched an effort to unseat council member Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1), making her the second District lawmaker in recent months to be targeted by a recall campaign driven by last year’s historic spike in violent crime.

Diana Alvarez, a 41-year-old D.C. native who founded a smoke shop in Columbia Heights, filed paperwork on Tuesday with the D.C. Board of Elections to create a committee to recall Nadeau. Alvarez said in a news release that her business had experienced multiple robberies and that she was driven to act because of citywide crime concerns, namely in Ward 1, where homicides doubled in 2023 from the previous year, according to police data.

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