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Former candidate for
Mayor of Washington, D.C.
PartyGreen Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth1924
ProfessionActress and Musician
Campaign website
Faith was the 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]


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]


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."



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).[5][6][7]

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


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).[8]

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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