The younger Marion Barry, who goes by his middle name, Christopher, tweeted, "It's official I'm running for Ward 8 Council member. Ward 8 the legacy continues, I'm energized, let's go!"
In all, 24 people are on the list of potential candidates for the seat. Those candidates must get the requisite number of petition signatures for their name to appear on the ballot.
An election will be held on April 28 to fill both the Ward 8 seat and the Ward 4 seat vacated by Mayor Muriel Bowser.