Sekou Biddle Wins in Georgetown, Vincent Orange has Slight Lead Overall
The primary, especially for Democrats, left little up to choice, with the exception of the at-large race for District Council.
Election Day in Ward 2 offered little in the way of hotly contested races to drive voters to the polls except, perhaps, the race for the at-large seat on the District Council. With all precincts reporting, incumbent Vincent Orange had less than a one percent lead over Sekou Biddle, one of his challengers. Final results that include absentee and provisional ballots will not be available until April 13.
Orange won a special election last April, ousting Biddle who had held the seat at the time. Last April, Georgetowners voted overwhelmingly for Patrick Mara, a Republican. This time around Georgetown went for Biddle. In both precincts 5 and 6, Democrats favored Biddle, followed by Peter Shapiro and then by Orange. Mara did not run.
Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans won his nomination handily, facing no challenger and no unexpected write-in campaigns.
In the Republican presidential primary, Georgetowners went for Mitt Romney, who won across the city.
Candidates for the National Republican Committeewoman were both out in Georgetown around lunch time, trying to secure last-minute votes. According to unofficial results, Jil Holman won out over Teri Galvez by about five percentage points. The National Republican Committeeman race between Jordan Gehrke and Bob Kabel, Kabel took the win also by about five points.
Georgetowners also wrote in a few favorites when they did not like the choices available. Former Mayor Adrian Fenty's name popped up for several positions. Jack Evans' name appeared under "Delegate to the U.S. House" in lieu of Eleanor Holmes Norton, who was unopposed and easily won her party's nomination.