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Eight Candidates in Washington, D.C., Manage to Submit Petitions with at Least 3,000 Signatures

Published on January 26, 2013, by in General.

Washington, D.C., is holding a special election for council-at-large on April 23. Because this is a special election, parties don’t have nominees. All individuals who wish to appear on the ballot must submit a petition with at least 3,000 names. Although 20 candidates took out petition forms, only eight submitted the petition by the due date on January 23. See this story. Assuming all eight remain on the ballot, voters will choose one of them, with no run-off.

Six are Democrats, one is a Republican, one is a Green. The Green is Perry Redd. The Republican is Patrick Mara. The Democrats are Anita Bonds, Michael A. Brown, Matthew Frumin, John Settles, Elissa Silverman, and Paul Zukerberg.

3 Responses

  1. Jed Siple

    I’m encouraging all my DC Twitter followers to vote for Perry Redd!

  2. PTK

    With so many Democrats in this race, there is a chance that the Green candidate could conquer since all the votes meant for the Democratic Party are going to be split up big time.

  3. Casual Bystander

    Since the Dems usually get about 90% of the DC vote even dividing it up equally among the six candidates still doesn’t leave enough votes for the Rep or Green to win.

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