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Wandering Eye: Councilwoman Holton won't seek re-election, Justin Tucker parodies Matthew McConaughey, and more

Wandering Eye: Councilwoman Holton won't seek re-election, Justin Tucker parodies Matthew McConaughey, and more

City Councilwoman Helen Holton (8th District) announced last night that she would not run for re-election in 2016. The Brew has the story and Holton's back story here. Holton has served on the council for 20 years, through five terms, earning a reputation as a progressive budget wonk as head of the Budget and Appropriations Committee. She advocated for stronger minority business set-asides and fought Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's efforts to cut city employee pensions. She was also charged with receiving a bribe and campaign finance violations in 2009 as part of the scandal that led Mayor Shiela Dixon to resign in disgrace. Holton pleaded no-contest to the campaign finance...

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