Faith

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Faith
Faith Dane.jpg
Candidate for
Mayor of Washington, D.C.
PartyGreen Party
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday1924
ProfessionActress and Musician
Websites
Campaign website
Faith is a 2014 D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C.. Faith's original name was "Faith Dane." She legally changed it to "Faith" in 1983.[1] Between 1980 and 2014, she ran for mayor a total of nine times.[2]

Biography

Faith was born in 1924. Her professional experience includes working as an actress and musician. In 1962, she starred in the movie Gypsy, playing the role of Mazeppa. She had previously played the character of Mazeppa in a Broadway production of Gypsy in 1959.[3][4]

Elections

2014

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

Washington, D.C. will hold 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. Bowser will face Faith, Majors, David Catania (I), Ben Foshager (I) and Carol Schwartz (I) in the general election.[5][6]

Campaign themes

On her campaign website, Faith provided the following statement about her political platform:[2]

  • "As a D.C. sovereignty and statehood activist, I have determined the necessity of empowering the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) as mini governmental and intercultural community centers. These centers will integrate many municipal functions, such as clearing-houses for legislation, family counseling, drug rehabilitation, and studies in racism and culture. I’ve engineered a plan of pure democracy infusing the formula of FDR’s Works Project Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project as the structural girder."

In response a question about her political platform for 2014 from the Washington Post, she stated:[4]

  • "The main issue is “arts around the clock.” I’m old enough to be familiar with Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal for the arts. We had arts around the clock — painting, music, dance. And it was free! It was so therapeutic."

2010

In 2010, Faith ran her eighth campaign for mayor of Washington, D.C.. The Green party candidate in the general election, she lost to Vincent Gray (D).[7]

Mayor of Washington, D.C., 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Gray 74.2% 97,978
     Independent Carlos Allen 1.7% 2,279
     Socialist Omari Musa 0.5% 717
     Green Faith 1.1% 1,476
     N/A Write-in 22.4% 29,599
Total Votes 132,049

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