The 2006 Washington, D.C. mayoral election also known as 2006 District of Columbia mayoral election determined the successor to two-term mayorAnthony 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 Kranich – Republican Party
- Chris Otten – D.C. Statehood Green Party
In addition to the candidates above, the following candidates lost in the primary election.
- 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.