Washington, D.C. mayoral election, 2014
|Note: Cities listed in this box are those among the 100 largest in the United States that are holding elections in 2014.|
The deadline for candidates to qualify for the ballot was January 2, 2014. The District of Columbia holds closed primaries, meaning only voters registered with that political party can vote in the primary. Citizens had to complete party affiliation changes by March 3, 2014 in order to vote in the primary.
About Washington, D.C.
|Form of government||Strong mayor/council|
|Council composition||13 members (8 by district; 5 at large)|
|Terms of office||4 years|
|Current mayor||Vincent Gray|
According to the 2012 U.S. Census estimate, Washington, D.C. is the 24th largest city, with a population of 632,323. There are 13 city council members. Eight of them are elected to districts while there are five elected to at-large districts. The city is a mayor-council form of government.
Muriel Bowser defeated incumbent mayor Vincent Gray to win the Democratic primary. Bruce Majors won the uncontested Libertarian primary. Bowser and Majors will advance to the general election, which will take place on November 4, 2014.
- Carlos Allen
- Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 District Councilwoman
- Christian A. Carter, businessman
- Jack Evans, Ward 2 District Councilman
- Vincent Gray, incumbent mayor
- Michael Green
- Reta Jo Lewis, former State Department official
- Vincent Orange, At-Large District Councilman
- Luis Poblete
- Frank Sewell, candidate for D.C. Council in 1977 and 2004
- Andy Shallal, artist, activist and proprietor of Busboys and Poets
- Octavia Wells
- Tommy Wells, Ward 6 District Councilman
D.C. Statehood Green Primary
Although Faith was uncontested in the D.C. Statehood Green primary, unofficial results indicated that more votes were cast for write-in candidates than for Faith. Consequently, until official returns are available, it is not possible to declare a winner.
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- Washington, D.C. Council elections, 2014
- United States mayoral elections, 2014
- United States city council elections, 2014
- District of Columbia "Board of Elections, Candidate Guide to Ballot Access," Accessed December 17, 2013
- US Census "2012 Population Estimates"
- The Washington Post "Councilwoman Bowser defeats incumbent Gray in D.C. mayoral primary," April 2, 2014
- District of Columbia Board of Elections "Primary Election 2014 - Unofficial Results," accessed April 2, 2014
- District of Columbia Board of Elections "April 1, 2014 Primary Election Candidates" Accessed January 2, 2014
- District of Columbia Board of Elections "April 1, 2014 Primary Election Candidates" Accessed December 17, 2013
- District of Columbia Board of Elections "November 2, 2010 Election Results"