For many 6 of DC’s 8 wards, yesterday’s lightly attended special election had just one question on the ballot: who should serve as At-Large Councilmember for the District, and offered a slate of candidates. As was expected, the populace was fractured in their voting, and no single candidate took more than 30% of the vote. In the end, Vincent Orange needed just 12,216 votes to capture the seat.
Republican Pat Mara had a very strong showing, surprising many, with 11,096 votes. Interim At-Large Councilmember Sekou Biddle disappointed many with just 8,842 votes. Bryan Weaver rounded out the top four candidates with 5,665 votes.