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November 1, 2006

DC Candidates for General Election 2006


Even if there’s not much suspense about the outcome of the general election in the District (has a Democrat ever lost?), it’s still important to vote. Besides, you’ll need to vote for at least one non-Democrat in the at-large council race, and the school board and ANC races are nonpartisan.

If you’re registered to vote in DC, you can vote on November 7 for candidates for eight citywide offices, plus a councilmember for your ward if you live in Ward 1, 3, 5, or 6, plus a school board member if you live in Ward 5, 6, 7, or 8, plus an Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) member. So that’s nine to eleven decisions you need to make before Tuesday. If you don’t know your ward or ANC district, this form will tell you.

As I did for the Democratic primary, I’ve compiled a list of DC candidates with links to their websites. I’ve put the candidates in the order they appear on the ballot and marked the incumbents with an asterisk. If you know of any websites I’m missing, let me know in the comments.

Delegate to the US House of Representatives

Mayor of the District of Columbia

Chairman of the Council

At-Large Member of the Council (vote for two)

Ward 1 Member of the Council

Ward 3 Member of the Council

Ward 5 Member of the Council

Ward 6 Member of the Council

United States Senator (Shadow Senator)

United States Representative (Shadow Representative)

President of the Board of Education

District III Member of the Board of Education (Wards 5 and 6)

District IV Member of the Board of Education (Wards 7 and 8)

Advisory Neighborhood Commission Member
See the candidate list on the DC Board of Elections and Ethics site. For most ANC districts, there’s only one candidates on the ballot, and some have none.


  1. In Ward 3, ANC Commissioners Bruce beckner, Deborah Jane Lindeman and Alma Gates have all publicly supported republican Theresa Conroy in the Council Race. I hope voters in their SMDs take note.

    —Maia • 9:30 pm

  2. Just as a follow up, Lindeman was defeated, Gates won by 21 votes and Beckner won with around 60% of his SMD.

    —Maia • 10:44 pm, November 12

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