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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
General information
Vincent Gray.jpg
Mayor:Vincent Gray
Mayor party:Democratic
Last mayoral election:2012
Next mayoral election:2014
Last city council election:2012
Next city council election:2014
City council seats:13
2014 FY Budget:$10.1 Billion
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:646,449
Gender:52.6% Female
Race:White 43.4%
African American 49.5%
Hispanic or Latino 10.1%
Asian 3.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.6%
Two or More 2.6%
Median household income:$64,267
High school graduation rate:87.5%
College graduation rate:51.2%
Related Washington, D.C. offices
Washington D.C. "Shadow" Representatives
Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. As of 2013, its population was 646,449.[1]


Vincent C. Gray is the current Mayor of Washington, D.C..[2]

City Council

The Washington, D.C. City Council is the legislative branch of the Washington, D.C. government. The council approves the city's annual budget, financial plan and sets the revenue required to fund the budget. Additionally, the council appoints members to boards and commissions and gives the final say on appointments made by the Mayor.


The council features 10 standing committees:

  • Committee Of the Whole
  • Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Committee on Finance and Revenue
  • Committee on Health
  • Committee on Housing and Workforce Development
  • Committee on Human Services
  • Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation
  • Committee on the Public Safety and Judiciary
  • Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs
  • Committee on Government Operations
  • Committee on Transportation and the Environment


The council consists of 13 members; all of which serve four-year terms. Four council members and the Chairperson are elected at-large, while eight are elected by the city's eight wards.[3][4]

Current members, Washington, D.C. City Council
Ward Councilmember
1 Jim Graham
2 Jack Evans
3 Mary M. Cheh
4 Muriel Bowser
5 Kenyan McDuffie
6 Tommy Wells
7 Yvette Alexander
8 Marion Barry
Chairperson Phil Mendelson
At-Large Anita Bonds
At-Large David Grosso
At-Large David Catania
At-Large Vincent Orange



See also: Washington, D.C. municipal elections, 2014

The city of Washington, D.C. held elections for mayor and city council on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on April 1, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election 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.[5] Candidates looking to qualify for the ballot as an independent candidate needed to turn in petitions 90 days prior to the November 4 election, which was August 6, 2014.


Washington, D.C.'s budget for fiscal year 2014 totaled $10.1 billion.[6]

Contact Information

Office of the Mayor
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 316
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 727-6300
Fax: (202) 727-0505
TTY: 711
email: eom@dc.gov

City Council
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

See here to contact individual Council members.


As of August 5, 2014, the city of Washington, D.C. does not provide information on lobbying.

Ballot Measures

See also Local ballot measures, Washington, D.C. and Campaign finance requirements for Washington, D.C. ballot measures

On the process for initiatives and referendums in Washington, D.C., see here.

On the history of initiatives and referendums in Washington, D.C., see here.

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