Who’s Running in D.C.’s Primary

April 3, 2012, marks an important day for the District. It is the day when the city’s nearly 370,000 registered voters cast ballots to select their party’s nominees for various contests in the primary elections.

Locally, Green Party candidate Natale Lino Stracuzzi is challenging Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat as a Washington’s delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives. D.C. Council seats are being contested by five or more candidates in races for Wards 4, 7 and 8. Jack Evans is running unopposed in Ward 2, and seven candidates are competing for at-large council seats.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Results will be posted on the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics website after 9 p.m. and here at HUNewsService.com. Here is an overview of all the candidates:

Presidential Candidates

Barack Obama- D

Newt Gingrich- R

Jon Huntsman- R

Mitt Romney- R

Ron Paul- R

Jill Stein- G


Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives

Eleanor Holmes Norton- D

Natale Lino Stracuzzi– G


At-Large Member of the Council

Sekou Biddle– D

E. Gail Anderson Holness– D

Vincent Orange- D

Peter Shapiro- D

Mary Brooks Beatty- R

G. Lee Aikin– G

Ann C. Wilcox- G


Ward 2, 4, 7, 8 Members of the Council

Ward 2, Jack Evans- D

Ward 4, Muriel E. Bowser- D

Ward 4, Renee L. Bowser- D

Ward 4, Baruti Jahi– D

Ward 4, Judi Jones- D

Ward 4, Max Skolnik– D

Ward 7, Yvette M. Alexander- D

Ward 7, William “Rev. Bill” Bennett II- D

Ward 7, Tom Brown- D

Ward 7, Kevin B. Chavous– D

Ward 7, Dorothy Douglas- D

Ward 7, Don Folden Sr.- R

Ward 7, Ron Moten– R

Ward 8, Marion Barry- D

Ward 8, Darrell Danny Gaston- D

Ward 8, Jacque D. Patterson- D

Ward 8, “S.S.” Sandra Seegars– D

Ward 8, Natalie Williams- D


United States Senator (Shadow)

Michael D. Brown- D

Pete Ross- D

Nelson F. Rimensnyder– R


United States Representative (Shadow)

Nate Bennett-Fleming- D


National Committeeman (Republican only)

Jordan Gehrke– R

Robert J. Kabel– R


National Committeewoman (Republican only)

Teri Galvez– R

Jill Homan– R