Tommy Wells

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Tommy Wells
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Washington, D.C. City Council
Ward 6
Former Officeholder
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolHomewood High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota
J.D.Catholic University
Date of birthFebruary 27, 1957
Place of birthAustin, Texas
ProfessionSocial Work
Personal website
Tommy Wells (b. February 27, 1957) is a former Democratic member of the Washington, D.C. City Council, representing Ward 6 from 2007 to 2015.[1]

In 2014, Wells was a Democratic candidate for Mayor of Washington, D.C.. In the Democratic primary election on April 1, 2014, he received approximately 12.8% of the vote.


Wells was born in Austin, Texas. He holds a B.A. from the University of Alabama, an M.A. from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from Catholic University. His professional experience includes working as a social worker and as the Director of the DC Consortium for Child Welfare.



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).[2][3][4]

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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Preceded by
Washington, D.C. City Council, Ward 6
Succeeded by
Charles Allen