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St. Louis native who served on Trump administration critically wounded in D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the victims of a violent crime spree in the Washington, D.C., area this week includes a St. Louis native who worked for the administration of former President Donald Trump. 

Mike Gill worked at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as well as serving on the Washington, D.C., Board of Elections.

Following a spree of carjacking crimes, a representative for Gill’s family confirmed that he was in critical condition. Police shot and killed the suspect.

Gill was waiting to pick up his wife from work in Washington, D.C., when the suspect entered his car and discharged a firearm, according to police.

Gill grew up in Des Peres, Mo., and graduated from Chaminade High School. He currently serves as an attorney and holds the position of senior vice president for capital markets at the Housing Policy Council.

Some of Gill’s former colleagues from the D.C. election board recall him as someone who found ways to bring people together. Gill was the only Republican member of the board.

“Whenever there was controversy with the public and the board, Mike would always try to find some middle ground,” Michael Bennett, a former colleague, said.

Gill also gained respect from colleagues for the passion he displayed for serving his community.

“Mike’s energy is just one that I think resonates with any and everybody,” Dionna Maria Lewis, a former colleague, said.

A spokesperson for Gill’s family calls him an amazing husband, father, friend and colleague with a wonderful sense of humor no matter the situation. 

A family statement said Gill was always looking for ways to bring people together and make them feel included and loved.   

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