Ward 8 Activist James Bunn Dies at 71

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By Will Sommer

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Longtime Ward 8 activist James Bunn died Thursday, the Informer reports. Bunn, the father of two sons and mayoral deputy chief of staff Sheila Bunn, ran Congress Heights Main Streets and the Ward 8 Business Council. He was 71, according to Doxie McCoy, a spokeswoman for Mayor Vince Gray.

Bunn rented space to businesses in his Bunn Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE. In a statement on Bunn’s death, Gray described him as “one of the finest public servants in Ward 8.”

Bunn was also …

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