|Spouse(s)||Sharon Pratt Kelly (1967–82)
Arrington Dixon is an African American former city council member and chairman of Washington, D.C. In 2008, he was D.C.'s male representative on the Democratic National Committee and a thus a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention. He ran for reelection as national committeeman in the September 2008 Democratic primary but was defeated by Vincent Orange, 56 to 44 percent.
He was also appointed by Mayor Barry to serve as a public member of the National Capital Planning Commission. He was married to former D.C. mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly before she served as mayor (1991–1995).
Council of the District of Columbia
In November 1974, Dixon was chosen to represent Ward 4 when voters elected the first members of the Council of the District of Columbia, the legislature of the city's new home rule government. The initial term for the Ward 4 seat, like those for half the council seats, was only 2 years, to provide for staggered council elections in later years, but in 1976 Dixon was reelected to a full 4-year term.
In 1978, council chairman Sterling Tucker ran for mayor rather than seeking reelection. Dixon, who was halfway through his Ward 4 term, decided to run for council chairman and won. He served 4 years. In 1982 he ran for reelection but was defeated in the Democratic primary by David A. Clarke.
More than a decade later, Dixon returned to the council as an at-large member for a few months in 1997 when he was chosen in August by the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee to replace Linda Cropp, who had vacated her at-large seat to become chairman. The appointment lasted only until a December special election, in which he was defeated by then-Republican David Catania.
- District of Columbia Democratic State Committee. "About Us". Retrieved 2008-08-10.
- District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (2008-09-10). "Primary Election, 2008, Election Night Unofficial Results". Archived from the original on 11 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. "Historical Elected Officials: Ward 4 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia". Archived from the original on 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
- District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. "Historical Elected Officials: Length of Initial Terms Following First Home Rule Election". Archived from the original on 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
- District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. "Historical Elected Officials: Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia". Archived from the original on 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
- "Arrington Dixon to Fill Vacancy Left by Cropp on D.C. Council". The Washington Post. 1997-08-16. p. D06. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
- Williams, Vanessa (1997-12-03). "Republican Wins Seat on D.C. Council; Catania Upsets Dixon Amid Low Turnout". The Washington Post. p. C01. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
|Council of the District of Columbia|
|First||Ward 4 Member, Council of the District of Columbia
1975 – 1979
Charlene Drew Jarvis
|Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia
1979 – 1983
David A. Clarke
Linda W. Cropp
|At-Large Member, Council of the District of Columbia
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