Washington, D.C. mayoral election, 2006
Results by ward:
|Elections in Washington, D.C.|
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.
- Adrian Fenty - Democratic Party
- David W. Kranich - Republican Party
- Chris Otten - D.C. Statehood Green Party
|Republican||David W. Kranich||6,744||6.13||-28.34|
|D.C. Statehood Green||Chris Otten||4,554||4.14||+1.68|
In addition to the candidates above, the following candidates lost in the primary election.
Democratic Party primary
|Democratic Primary Results|
|Adrian Fenty (winner)||60,732||57.20%|
|Michael A. Brown||650||0.61%|
|Artee (RT) Milligan||105||0.10%|
|Write In, if any||145||0.14%|
|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
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. 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. Kranich received 65% of the vote.
Statehood Green Party primary
- Fenty received the endorsements of, most notably, The Washington Post and former mayor Marion Barry.
- Cropp received the endorsement of, most notably, outgoing mayor Anthony A. Williams.
- Orange received the endorsement of, most notably, recently terminated Metrobus driver Sidney Davis, as highlighted in the August 21, 2006 article, "Soapbox on Wheels", in The Washington Post.
- Johns received the endorsement of, most notably, The Washington Times.
- "Kranich v. Ceccone, Administrative Hearing No. 06-002" (PDF). District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. 2006-09-03.
- "Sample Ballot: Republican Primary: District of Columbia" (PDF). District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. 2006-09-12.
- "Certified Election Night Results" (PDF). District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. 2006-09-26.
- "Sample Ballot: Statehood Green Primary: District of Columbia" (PDF). District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. 2006-09-12.