Gay Democratic activist Clark Ray, who served as director of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation during the administration of former Mayor Adrian Fenty, has been named statewide athletics director for the city’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
According to Jeffrey Richardson, director of Mayor Vincent Gray’s Office of GLBT Affairs, Ray will work on policy-related matters and federal funding guidelines associated with the D.C. public school system’s sports and athletic programs.
Ray could not be immediately reached for comment by press time this week. A spokesperson for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education did not return a call by press time.
Ray ran unsuccessfully in 2010 for the seat on the D.C. City Council held by Phil Mendelson (D-At-Large), who won re-election by a lopsided margin.