Washington, D.C. mayoral election, 2014

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Washington, D.C. mayoral election, 2014
Washington, D.C.
2010 ←
November 4, 2014 → 2018

  Muriel-bowser.jpg Davidcatania.jpg Carolschwartz.jpg
Candidate Muriel Bowser David Catania Carol Schwartz
Party Democratic Independent Independent
Popular vote 80,824 52,890 10,616
Percentage 54.53% 35.68% 7.16%

Mayor before election

Vincent C. Gray
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Muriel Bowser
Democratic

The 2014 Washington, D.C. mayoral election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Mayor of Washington, D.C., concurrently with elections to the United States Senate in various states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Democratic Mayor Vincent C. Gray ran for re-election to a second term but was defeated in the April 1 primary by Ward 4 District Councilwoman Muriel Bowser. Bowser went on to win the general election against Independent candidates David Catania and Carol Schwartz.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Christian A. Carter, businessman (withdrew January 18, 2014)[12][13]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Vincent C.
Gray
Muriel
Bowser
Jack
Evans
Reta Jo
Lewis
Vincent
Orange
Andy
Shallal
Tommy
Wells
Other Undecided
The Washington Post March 20–23, 2014 391 ± 6.5% 27% 30% 6% 3% 3% 6% 14% 2%[a] 9%
Marist March 19–23, 2014 441 ± 4.7% 26% 28% 9% 2% 4% 4% 11% 2%[b] 15%
Public Policy Polling March 13–16, 2014 860 ± 3.3% 27% 27% 13% 1% 2% 7% 9% 14%
Marist February 17–23, 2014 416 ± 4.8% 28% 20% 13% 3% 4% 6% 12% 2%[c] 12%
The Washington Post January 9–12, 2014 669 ± 5% 24% 12% 11% 1% 9% 5% 11% 4%[d] 23%
GarinHartYang^ January 6–9, 2014 502 ± 4.4% 20% 18% 15% 6% 3% 15% 23%
Lake Research Partners* June 27–July 1, 2013 503 ± 4.4% 21% 17% 13% 16% 31%
  • ^ Internal poll for the Muriel Bowser campaign
  • * Internal poll for the Tommy Wells campaign

Results[edit]

District of Columbia Democratic primary election, 2014[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Muriel Bowser 42,045 43.38%
Democratic Vincent C. Gray (Incumbent) 31,613 32.62%
Democratic Tommy Wells 12,393 12.79%
Democratic Jack Evans 4,877 5.03%
Democratic Andy Shallal 3,196 3.3%
Democratic Vincent Orange 1,946 2.01%
Democratic Reta Jo Lewis 490 0.51%
Democratic Carlos Allen 120 0.12%
Democratic Write-in 235 0.24%
Totals 96,915 100%

Republican primary[edit]

The District of Columbia Republican Committee said it may appoint a candidate to run in the general election.[44] However, since it did not do so by September 8, 2014, no Republican candidate will appear on the general election ballot.[44]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Kris Hammond, attorney and former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner[45]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

District of Columbia Republican primary election, 2014[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Write-in 717 100%
Totals 717 100%

Libertarian primary[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

District of Columbia Libertarian primary election, 2014[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Bruce Majors 30 90.91%
Libertarian Write-in 3 9.09%
Totals 33 100%

D.C. Statehood Green primary[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

District of Columbia Green primary election, 2014[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Faith Dane 191 47.63%
Green Write-in 210 52.37%
Totals 401 100%

Independent[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Nestor Djonkam, engineer and Democratic candidate for Mayor in 2006[54][55][56]

Disqualified[edit]

Declined[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Muriel
Bowser (D)
David
Catania (I)
Carol
Schwartz (I)
Other Undecided
Ron Lester* September/October, 2014 500 ± ? 34% 30% 16% 19%
Economic Growth D.C. September 28–30, 2014 1,023 ± 3% 35% 27% 11% 27%
43% 33% 24%
Marist September 14–16, 2014 572 ± 4% 43% 26% 16% 1% 14%
50% 33% 1% 16%
55% 25% 2% 18%
The Washington Post March 20–23, 2014 1,102 ± 4% 56% 23% 1% 21%
Marist March 19–23, 2014 532 ± 4.2% 46% 26% 28%
  • * Internal poll for the Karl Racine campaign for Attorney General

Results[edit]

District of Colombia Mayoral election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Muriel Bowser 80,824 54.53%
Independent David Catania 52,890 35.68%
Independent Carol Schwartz 10,616 7.16%
Write-ins 1,367 0.92%
D.C. Statehood Green Faith Dane 1,176 0.79%
Libertarian Bruce Majors 989 0.67%
Independent Nestor Djonkam 364 0.25%
Totals 148,226 100%
Democratic hold

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Carlos Allen 1%, Other 1%
  2. ^ Carlos Allen <1%, Other 1%
  3. ^ Carlos Allen <1%, Other 1%
  4. ^ Christian A. Carter 1%, Other 3%

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