Orange declares victory, Mara concedes

Photo by The Georgetown Dish
Hope & Ed Solomon, Gwendolyn and Vincent Orange and Bill Starrels
Hope & Ed Solomon, Gwendolyn and Vincent Orange and Bill Starrels

Hope Solomon, Orange Ward 2 coordinator, celebrates (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Hope Solomon, Orange Ward 2 coordinator, celebrates
Vincent Orange’s Election watch party turned into a celebration last night as 9:30 p.m. returns showed him leading the field.  As of 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, Orange is poised to fill the at-large council seat vacated by now Council Chair Kwame Brown with 28.27% of the vote to Patrick Mara’s 25.68%.  Sekou Biddle is running third with 20.46%.


Mara told The Georgetown Dish that he had called to congratulate Orange early in the evening.


Georgetown and Ward 2 voters favored Republican candidate Mara, but few – less than 10% -- voted.   See Ward 2 results.

In his victory speech Orange made a point of saying he was "against the campus plans."

Sulaimon Brown showed up to celebrate with Orange (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Sulaimon Brown showed up to celebrate with Orange

 

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Peter Rosenstein

Congratulations to Vincent Orange. I know that all those who supported other candidates, including me, are ready to work with Mr. Orange for the good of all the people of the District. We are facing some difficult times and we all need to pull together as we move forward.

John Boffa

I congratulate Patrick Mara for running a very clean, aggressive campaign. He came mighty close to winning (about two-points behind the winner), retains his school board seat, and (I hope) will run again.

Adolphus T. Miner Jr

Congratulation to Vincent Orange for his great win. I know he will do an outstanding job. I think he has the best interest of the people in the District of Columbia.