Washington, D.C. mayoral election, 2014

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The city of Washington, D.C. will hold a mayoral election on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on April 1, 2014. The current mayor of Washington, D.C. is Vincent Gray, who was first elected in 2010 and is running for re-election.

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.[1]

About Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.
Form of governmentStrong mayor/council
Council composition13 members (8 by district; 5 at large)
Terms of office4 years
Election typePartisan
Current mayorVincent Gray

According to the 2012 U.S. Census estimate, Washington, D.C. is the 24th largest city, with a population of 632,323.[2] 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.


General election


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.[3][4]

Democratic Primary

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.[4]

Libertarian Primary

Election history


On November 2, 2010, Vincent Gray (D) won election as the mayor of Washington, D.C.. He won by more than 50 percentage points.[7]

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

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