The obvious focus of last night’s elections was the Presidential race, but what happened locally? Some may not know, but George Washington University is in Ward 2. For city council, Democrat Jack Evans easily beat Republican Christina Culver. Evans has been City Councilmember of Ward 2 since 1991. Mary Lord had no problem winning Ward 2’s school board position because she ran unopposed.
While D.C. doesn’t have official voting Senators and Representatives, they do elect shadow congressmen to help lobby for D.C. statehood. In the D.C. Senate election Democrat Paul Strauss easily won the seat with 82% of the vote. Democrat Mike Penetta won the seat in the D.C. House with 87%. For City-Council-at Large, Democrat Kwame Brown won, beating several other candidates. Finally, Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton dominated at the polls for U.S. Delegate, beating her opponent, Republican Maude Hills.