Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. (born April 11, 1957) is a politician from Washington, D.C. He was most recently a Democratic member of the Council of the District of Columbia, where he served as an elected member for Ward 5. In 2010 he was an unsuccessful candidate for Chairman of the Council. April 26, 2011 Orange won the Special Election to replace Council Member Kwame Brown for the at-large seat. Orange won the election by beating interim Council Member Sekou Biddle and top Republican Candidate Patrick Mara. Orange received more than 28% of the vote.
On September 12, 2006, Orange lost his bid for mayor in the Democratic primary of the 2006 Washington, D.C. mayoral election, receiving 2.9% of the vote. Orange is now the regional vice president for Pepco Holdings Inc. for the Washington, D.C., metro area. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
Orange is an attorney and a certified public accountant. He graduated from the University of the Pacific, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1979, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, 1980. In 1983 he earned a Juris Doctor from Howard University. In 1988, he graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned a Master of Laws in Taxation.
Orange served as chair of the Committee on Government Operations. There are numerous agencies under the Committee on Government Operation's purview that play an integral role in developing the overall policy for the District of Columbia. He also sat on three standing committees: Public Services, Public Works and the Environment, and Labor, Voting Rights and Redistricting.
Orange also possesses international experience. In 1988, he served as a United States delegate to the United States/Japan Bilateral Session: "A New Era in Legal and Economic Relations", in Tokyo, Japan. In 1990, he served as a delegate to the Moscow Conference on the Law and Bilateral Economic Relations, in Moscow, USSR. In 1991, he was a delegate to the First African/American Summit convened in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and Dakar, Senegal. In 1993, he was a delegate to the Second African/African American Summit held in Libreville, Gabon.
- "Voters Guide 2006 Supplement" (PDF). The Washington Informer. 2006-09-24.
- Suderman, Alan (July 23, 2010). "Kwame Brown's Debts Might Not Matter to D.C. Voters". Washington City Paper.
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