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Thomas will face Steptoe for council

Thomas will face Steptoe for council
Scott McCabe, The Examiner
Sep 13, 2006 5:00 AM (10 days ago)
Current rank: # 1,024 of 4,956 articles

WASHINGTON - Harry Thomas Jr. won an 11-candidate Democratic primary for Ward 5 council Tuesday.Thomas Jr., 45, earned 41.8 percent of the vote. The candidate with the next highest votes, Frank Wilds, received 15.2 percent.Thomas Jr. will face Carolyn C. Steptoe, of the Statehood Green party. Steptoe defeated Philip Blair Jr. in the Statehood Green primary Tuesday, earning 42.5 percent.The Ward 5 seat became open when Council Member Vincent Orange, who was up for re-election this year, decided to run for mayor instead of a third term.The ward covers much of Northeast Washington, including the critical New York Avenue corridor. Neighborhoods include Brentwood, Fort Lincoln, Eckington, Trinidad and Bloomingdale. The ward’s median household income was $34,000 in 2000. Examiner