District residents headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the District of Columbia’s primary election. Both Councilmembers Jack Evans (Ward-2) and Brandon T. Todd (Ward-4) won their primaries with 83% and 49% of the vote respectively, while three Democratic incumbents lost their bids for reelection.
In the Democratic At-Large Council race, Councilmember Vincent B. Orange lost to Robert White 37% to 40%. Mr. White will go on to face Republican Carolina Celnik, Statehood Green Party Candidate G. Lee Aiken and other independent candidates in November. DC residents will elect two At-Large Councilmembers at that time, one of which is reserved for a member of a non-majority party. Councilmember David Grosso will be running as an Independent in November.
In Ward 7, former Mayor Vincent C. Gray won the Democratic Primary against Councilmember Yvette Alexander 60% to 33%. Incumbent Democratic Councilmember LaRuby May lost the primary to retain her Ward 8 Council seat to Trayon White 42% to 51%.