2006 Washington, D.C. mayoral election

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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.

2006 Washington, D.C.
mayoral election


 2002 November 7, 2006 2010 
 
Nominee Adrian Fenty David Kranich
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 98,740 6,744
Percentage 89.7% 6.1%

Results by ward:

  Fenty—>90%
  Fenty—80–90%

Mayor before election

Anthony A. Williams
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Adrian Fenty
Democratic

Elections in the
District of Columbia
Initiatives and referendums

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2006 Washington, D.C. mayoral election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Adrian Fenty 98,740 89.73 +29.12
Republican David 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 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.

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