Candidate Votes Percent Winner
Tontalya Terceiro Wright ((I)) 0 0%
Carolyn Steptoe ((SG)) 1,169 8%
Miriam Moore ((I)) 590 4%
Tommy Thomas, Jr. ((D)) 12,119 86% X
Tontalya Wright ((I)) 232 2%
City Council - Ward 5 (17 of 18 precincts - 94 percent)
Tommy Thomas - Dem (86%)
Carolyn Steptoe - DCG (8%)
Miriam Moore - Ind (4%)
Tontalya Wright - Ind (2%)
"With low turnout, voters return Democratic status quo to Council
Courtney Mabeus, The Examiner, Nov 8, 2006 2:00 AM
WASHINGTON - District voters delivered no real surprises or upsets for Council seats Tuesday, sticking to the status quo on a relatively quiet Election Day.
Lines were short at many precincts during the morning, with waits less than 10 minutes in precincts in Ward 1 and Ward 6, according to reports.
With an election season focused largely on the mayor’s race, there will also be three new faces on the Council in January.
In D.C., where about 285,000 of the 387,000 registered voters are Democrats, much was already decided by the Sept. 12 primary.
In Ward 3, Democrat Mary Cheh received 71 percent of the vote to replace outgoing Democratic Council member Kathy Patterson, who gave up her seat to run for Council chair.
In Ward 5, Democrat Harry “Tommy” Thomas took 85 percent of the vote to handily beat out a challenge from Statehood Green candidate Carolyn Steptoe and write-in independent Miriam Moore. ..."