Councilman Ben Gray kicks off re-election with reception

Posted at 7:04 AM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 08:04:18-05

Councilman Ben Gray is hoping to stay as the representative for district two for a third term.

The incumbent will hold a reception at his campaign headquarters near 24th and Ohio from 6:00pm until 7:30 Monday night.

He filed for re-election earlier this month.

He faces four hopefuls looking to replace him.

Timothy Ashford, a criminal defense attorney for the last 20 years.

Retired police officer Tariq Al-Amin, who has the backing of senator Ernie Chambers.

Attorney Bruce Hunter, a lobbyist for education reform and Dennis Womack who's worked for the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Commerce