Allen Wins Ward Six City Council Seat
by Larry Janezich
In an election marked by a low turnout, Charles Allen won the Democratic nomination for Ward Six Councilmember in the general election next fall – in the District, tantamount to winning the election. He will succeed is boss, Tommy Wells who trailed a distant third with 12.5% in the race for the Democratic nomination for Mayor, behind Mayor Gray with 32% and winner Muriel Bowser with 44%. .
Senate staffer Darrel Thompson was unable to overcome Allen’s deeply entrenched support in Ward Six resulting from Allen’s years of experience as Councilmember Wells’ chief of staff.
At 1:40am, Allen led by 58% to Thompson’s 42%, a margin which Thompson appeared unlikely to overcome.
Anita Bonds won the nomination for At Large Councilmember convincingly, with 52% of the vote.
For full election results, see here: http://bit.ly/1gNwp6G