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    Fiscal Responsibility

    As Councilmember At-Large, Vincent Orange will tackle the tough financial challenges facing our City. Clearly, he has the financial background and experience to face the tough financial challenges head on. » Read More

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    Jobs

    The District of Columbia's unemployment rate is 10.4 percent. However, east of the river, the unemployment rates are double digits and growing. In ward 8 the unemployment rate is 30 percent and in Ward 7 in excess of 20 percent unemployment. These unemployment rates are not only alarming, but also when one realizes that the government of the District of Columbia is funding city projects that require its residents to be hired, it’s disturbing. » Read More

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    Energy

    One of the biggest challenges facing the District of Columbia is its use of energy. Residents of the nation's capital are very concerned about the rising cost of energy, the rising consumption of energy and the impact of energy use on the environment. » Read More

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    Education Reform

    Education reform is near and dear to the heart of Vincent Orange. Given a chance by a good education, Vincent Orange worked hard to become an accomplished businessman, lawyer and city councilmember. » Read More

latest news

  • February 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Orange Proposes Term Limits, Jobs Czar and Strip Club Moratorium

    On September 20, At-large Councilmember and Ward 5 resident Vincent Orange introduced a bundle of bills to the D.C. Council. Mr. Orange said the theme of his proposed legislation was “a fresh start and a new deal.” » Read More

  • February 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Why DC needs a full-time council

    The District can no longer afford to have a part-time council. The cost and the burden are just too high. » Read More

  • January 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Ward 5 ponders political life after Thomas

    Dozens of activists, officials and community leaders packed into the basement of Israel Baptist Church on Monday night to start figuring out what will come next for Ward 5, left without D.C. Council representation after Thomas resigned Thursday night, hours before he pleaded guilty to federal felony charges. » Read More

  • December 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Vincent Orange orders all D.C. agency heads to attend hearing

    If you run a District government agency, you have plans for next Thursday: You will be sitting in the John A. Wilson Building answering questions from D.C. Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large). » Read More

  • May 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Persistence is a virtue, it turns out: Vincent Orange is a D.C. Council member once again

    Persistence is a virtue, it turns out: Vincent Orange is a D.C. Council member once again. At his swearing-in Tuesday in a packed D.C. Council chamber, the former two-term member from Ward 5 credited “divine intervention” for his return to legislative power. » Read More

  • May 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Orange rejoins D.C. Council; grateful for his ‘resurrection’

    When the D.C. Democratic State Committee passed him over to temporarily fill a vacant at-large spot on the D.C. Council in January, Vincent B. Orange tuned his ear to the next Sunday’s sermon. His pastor’s theme, he said, was “get up one more time.” “My wife said, ‘I think he was talking to you,’ ” said Mr. Orange, who regrouped to win an April 26 special election for the seat. Mr. Orange, who served as a council member from Ward 5 from 1999 to 2007, celebrated his return to public service before a packed council chamber Tuesday afternoon. » Read More

  • April 26, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Vincent Orange wins D.C. Council At-Large election

    Vincent Orange will return to the D.C. Council after a five-year absence after narrowly defeating Republican Patrick Mara for the At-Large seat once occupied by Council Chair Kwame Brown. » Read More

  • April 26, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Vincent Orange Wins DC Council At-Large Seat

    He captured 28 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special election. » Read More

  • March 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Vincent Orange - The Voter’s Choice in Ward 8

    Today, the Ward 8 Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed Vincent Orange as their next At-Large representative on the DC Council. With over 200 democrats in attendance at the Ward 8 Democrats Endorsement Vote, Vincent Orange secured 87% of the votes tallied. » Read More

  • March 18, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Jacque Patterson endorses Vincent Orange

    Jacque Patterson, President of the Ward 8 Democrats and former candidate for DC City Council At-Large, issues the following statement regarding his endorsement of candidate Vincent Orange. » Read More

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