DC Council Democratic Primary Results 2016

UPDATED: Former Mayor Vincent Gray is expected to win his primary race for his old D.C. Council seat, ousting incumbent Yvette Alexander.


WASHINGTON – In addition to choosing a nominee for president, D.C. Democrats also voted on candidates for several District Council seats.

D.C. Democrats in Wards 4, 7 and 8 had contested primaries Tuesday. And Democratic voters citywide also chose their nominee for an at-large seat on the council, currently held by Vincent Orange.

The D.C. Statehood Green and Republican parties had no contested races this election although the two parties technically held a primary Tuesday.

All results are unofficial until certified by the State Board of Elections.

*denotes incumbent


(143 out of 143 precincts reporting )
David Garber -14.6 percent
Vincent Orange* – 37.4 percent
Robert White – 39.7 percent (Projected winner)

Ward 4

Ron Austin – 3 percent
Calvin H. Gurley – 3 percent
Brandon Todd* – 49 percent (Winner)
Leon T. Andrews Jr. – 41 percent

Ward 7

Yvette Alexander* – 33 percent
Grant Thompson – 3.3 percent
Delmar Chesley – 2 percent
Vincent Gray – 60 percent (Winner)

Ward 8

Maurice T. Dickens – 0.8 percent
Trayon White – 51 percent (Winner)
Aaron Holmes – 3.4 percent
Bonita Goode – 0.8 percent
LaRuby May* – 42 percent

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