By Matt E. Stevens
As quickly as District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray welcomed his newest deputy chief of staff, he saw her exit amid controversy over her voting and past business efforts.
Andrea “Andi” Pringle joined Gray’s team along with new Chief of Staff Christopher Murphy earlier this month. The two were key hires for Gray, whose young administration has been mired in scandal, voter distrust and allegations of cronyism.
Pringle’s voting record in the District was called into question by Dorothy Brizill, one of the area’s most noted political watchdogs, on the website DCWatch.com. On September 2, Brizill filed a formal complaint with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics to challenge the status of Pringle’s residency when she last voted.
It was found that Pringle voted…
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