How Ward 6 Voted in Citywide Races

by Andrea Swalec November 5, 2014 at 10:30 am 0

Marijuana (Photo via Flickr/laughingsquid)Voters in Ward 6 supported Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and marijuana legalization, but were split between Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser and opponent David Catania.

More than 34 percent of registered voters in Ward 6 participated in the election, slightly beating citywide turnout of 32.5 percent, Board of Election data shows.

Beyond the local races for City Councilman and Board of Education member, here’s how residents cast their ballots in the ward, which includes the Capitol Hill Historic District, Hill East, Navy Yard, the Southwest waterfront, NoMa and the H Street NE area.

Mayor — Voters were about evenly split between Bowser, who got nearly 45 percent of votes, and Catania, who got nearly 46 percent of votes. Less than 6 percent of ward residents chose Carol Schwartz. (Bowser won nearly 54 percent of votes citywide.)

Attorney General — Attorney General-elect Karl Racine won 35 percent. He was followed by Edward “Smitty” Smith (16 percent) and Paul Zukerberg (15.4 percent). These local results were about the same as those across the city.

Marijuana — More than 67 percent of locals supported Initiative 71, exceeding citywide support of 64.6 percent.

At-Large Council Members — Hill resident and City Councilwoman-elect Elissa Silverman received nearly 17 percent of votes locally, and 12 percent citywide. Councilwoman-elect Anita Bonds came in first place, with 20 percent of votes in the ward and 24 percent citywide.

City Council Chairman — Phil Mendelson won nearly 75 percent of votes in the ward.

U.S. Delegate — Norton won more than 72 percent of voters, falling short of the 81.5 percent of voters citywide who chose her. Ward 6 resident Tim Krepp won almost 12 percent of votes in the ward and 5 percent citywide.

U.S. Shadow Senator — Paul Strauss was chosen by 61percent of local voters. He received about 66 percent citywide.

U.S. Shadow Representative — Franklin Garcia got about 60 percent of local votes and 64 percent citywide.

Photo via Flickr/laughingsquid


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