Posts Tagged ‘2014 elections’

Tommy Wells Considering At-Large Run

Since Tommy Wells chose running for mayor over hanging on to his Ward 6 D.C. Council post, he's scheduled to leave the Wilson Building with fellow lame duck Jim Graham in January. Instead, though, Wells could end up just switching seats. With David Catania giving up his at-large seat to launch his own mayoral run, Wells says he's considering [...]

Here’s Who Won Yesterday’s Elections

The Board of Elections has (finally) finished counting most of the votes from yesterday's primary elections, though special and absentee ballots are still being added to the totals. Here's who won which Democratic nominations:

Mayor: Muriel Bowser
D.C. Council At-Large: Anita Bonds
D.C. Council chair: Phil Mendelson
Ward 1 D.C. Council: Brianne Nadeau
Ward 3 D.C. Council: Mary Cheh
Ward 5 D.C. Council: Kenyan McDuffie
Ward [...]

The Best Debates of the Election Season Are Back

On April 1, voters will head to the polls to choose nominees for every office from mayor to at-large member of the city's political parties. Which means it's time once again for the Washington City Paper-sponsored Loose Lips debates you know and love.
The details are still being firmed up, but mark your calendars for two at [...]

Initiative Would Force City to Provide Housing to Anyone Making Less Than $40,000

Supporters of an initiative legalizing marijuana in D.C. say they'll turn in their proposed ballot language by the end of the week. But pot might not be the only issue on the ballot in November, with the Board of Elections meeting today to consider putting up for a vote an initiative that would guarantee housing to [...]

Jim Graham Launches an Exploratory Committee

Jim Graham has represented Ward 1 on the D.C. Council since 1999. By now, you'd expect him to know who his constituencies are and aren't. Apparently, though, Graham needs more information. Graham tells LL he'll file papers today to launch an exploratory committee to consider a re-election campaign.
"I just want to talk to people," Graham says. [...]

Ex-Wells Chief of Staff Charles Allen Makes Ward 6 Run Official

The least believable acting job in D.C. politics comes to an end today.
Ex-Tommy Wells chief of staff Charles Allen, who insisted previously that he wasn't thinking about running for his old boss' seat, announced this afternoon that he's going to do exactly that.
Allen has looked like someone thinking about a campaign for a long time. [...]

At-Large Hopeful Robert White Launches His Campaign

LL came away from new At-Large D.C. Council candidate Robert White's campaign launch Saturday with two things on his mind. The first is that, by the time the campaign season is done, LL is going to know every word of Ryan Lewis and Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us." The second is that White, a former aide to Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, has built [...]

Ex-Norton Aide Switches Party Registration, Declares for At-Large Race

The 2014 at-large D.C. Council race will get its first challenger Saturday when Robert White, a former aide to Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, kicks off his campaign as an independent candidate.
White, a 31-year-old Brightwood Park resident, left his job as Norton's policy aide after five years to run for the seat. White tells LL he was [...]

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