Carol Schwartz

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Carol Schwartz
Former candidate for
Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington D.C. City Council, At-large
1984-1988 and 1996-2008
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
Date of birthJanuary 20, 1944
Place of birthGreenville, Mississippi
Campaign website
Carol Schwartz (b. January 20, 1944) was a 2014 Independent candidate for Mayor of Washington, D.C.. She was an at-large member of the Washington D.C. City Council from 1984-1988 and 1996-2008. Schwartz previously ran for Mayor of Washington D.C. on four different occassions: 1986, 1994, 1998 and 2002. As a city council member and as a mayoral candidate, Schwartz was a Republican, though for her 2014 mayoral run she registered as an Independent [1][2]


Schwartz was born in Greenville, Mississippi. She holds a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Texas.[3]


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On her campaign website, Schwartz provided position papers on the following issues:



See also: Washington, D.C. mayoral election, 2014

Washington, D.C. held mayoral elections on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on April 1. Muriel Bowser defeated incumbent Vincent Gray, Carlos Allen, Christian A. Carter, Jack Evans, Michael Green, Reta Jo Lewis, Vincent Orange, Luis Poblete, Frank Sewell, Andy Shallal, Octavia Wells and Tommy Wells in the Democratic primary. Faith was unopposed in the D.C. Statehood Green Party primary, while Bruce Majors was unopposed in the Libertarian primary.

In the general election, Bowser defeated face Faith, Majors, David Catania (I), Nestor Djonkam (I) and Carol Schwartz (I).[4][5][6]

Mayor of Washington, D.C. General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMuriel Bowser 54.5% 96,666
     Independent Nestor Djonkam 0.3% 460
     Independent David Catania 34.6% 61,388
     Green Faith 0.9% 1,520
     Independent Carol Schwartz 7% 12,327
     Libertarian Bruce Majors 0.7% 1,297
     Other Write-in 0.9% 1,612
     Other Under and Over Votes 1.2% 2,088
Total Votes 177,358
Source: Washington, D.C. Board of Elections - General Election Results
Washington D.C. Democratic Mayoral Primary Election Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMuriel Bowser 43.4% 42,045
Vincent Gray Incumbent 32.6% 31,613
Jack Evans 5% 4,877
Andy Shallal 3.3% 3,196
Reta Lewis 0.5% 490
Vincent Orange 2% 1,946
Carlos Allen 0.1% 120
Tommy Wells 12.8% 12,393
Write-in 0.2% 235
Total Votes 96,915
Source: Washington D.C. Board of Elections


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