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Orange declares victory, Mara concedes

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The Georgetown Dish
The Georgetown Dish

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."

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The Georgetown Dish