Washington, D.C. mayoral election, 2006

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Washington, D.C.
mayoral election, 2006
Washington, D.C.
← 2002 November 7, 2006 2010 →
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Nominee Adrian Fenty David W. Kranich
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 98,740 6,744
Percentage 89.7% 6.1%

District of Columbia mayoral election results by ward, 2006.svg
Results by ward:
  Fenty—>90%
  Fenty—80–90%

Mayor before election

Anthony A. Williams
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Adrian Fenty
Democratic

The 2006 Washington, D.C. mayoral election also known as 2006 District of Columbia mayoral election determined the successor to two-term mayor Anthony A. Williams, who did not run for re-election. The Democratic primary was held on September 12, 2006, and the general election was held on November 7, 2006. The winner of both was Adrian Fenty, the representative for Ward 4 on the Washington, D.C. City Council. He took office on January 2, 2007, becoming the sixth directly elected mayor since the establishment of home rule in the District, and — at 35 — the youngest elected mayor of a major American city in U.S. history.

Candidates[edit]

General Election[edit]

2006 Washington, D.C. mayoral election results [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Adrian Fenty 98,740 89.73 +29.12
Republican David W. Kranich 6,744 6.13 -28.34
D.C. Statehood Green Chris Otten 4,554 4.14 +1.68
Majority 91,996 83.60
Turnout 110,038

In addition to the candidates above, the following candidates lost in the primary election.

Democratic Party primary[edit]

Democratic Primary Results
Candidate Votes Percent
Adrian Fenty (winner) 60,732 57.20%
Linda Cropp 32,897 30.98%
Marie Johns 8,501 8.01%
Vincent Orange 3,075 2.90%
Michael A. Brown 650 0.61%
Artee (RT) Milligan 105 0.10%
Nestor Djonkam 73 0.07%
Write In, if any 145 0.14%
Total 106,178 100.00%
Source: D.C. Board of Elections
  • Linda W. Cropp - DC Council Chair, Cropp was considered Fenty's rival as the frontrunner for the mayoral primary, although Fenty took a lead in the polls about two months before the election.
  • Marie Johns
  • Vincent Orange, Ward 5 Council Representative
  • Michael A. Brown, who consistently had trailed the pack in polling data, dropped out of the race September 8, and announced he was throwing his support to Cropp.

Republican Party primary[edit]

David W. Kranich ran in the Republican Party primary election. Albert Ceccone gathered signatures to run on the ballot as well, but after a challenge by Kranich, the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics declared many of the signatures invalid.[1] Consequently, Ceccone did not have enough valid signatures to appear on the ballot, and only Kranich's name appeared as running for mayor on the Republican primary ballot.[2] Kranich received 65% of the vote.[3]

Statehood Green Party primary[edit]

Chris Otten ran unopposed for the Statehood Green party's primary election.[4] Otten received 50% of the vote.[3]

Endorsements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kranich v. Ceccone, Administrative Hearing No. 06-002" (PDF). District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. 2006-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Sample Ballot: Republican Primary: District of Columbia" (PDF). District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. 2006-09-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Certified Election Night Results" (PDF). District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. 2006-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Sample Ballot: Statehood Green Primary: District of Columbia" (PDF). District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. 2006-09-12. 

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