In Tuesday’s two hotly contested D.C. primary races, Jack Evans defeated Cary Silverman and Patrick Mara beat Carol Schwartz:
- Incumbent Evans defeated Silverman for the Ward 2 Democratic nomination for the city council. The margin was 64% to 35%. Evans will face Republican Christina Erland Culver in the general election on November 4.
- Patrick Mara defeated incumbent Carol Schwartz for the Republican nomination for an At-Large seat on the city council by a 60% to 40% margin. Mara now faces independent Michael A. Brown in the general election.
Details from Precinct 16 (Borderstan and surrounding area):
- Evans received 258 votes (58%) to 182 for Silverman (41%).
- Mara received 22 votes (59%) to 15 (41%) for Schwartz.
- Complete Precinct 16 results by party are online at the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics.
Today is primary election day in D.C.; polls close at 8 p.m. Borderstanians vote in Precinct 16 at the 15th Street Presbyterian Church at northeast corner of 15th and R Streets NW. Two hot races. On the Democratic side, Ward 2 Council incumbent Jack Evans is being challenged by Cary Silverman. On the Republican side, incumbent Carol Schwartz is being challenged in the primary by Patrick Mara for an At-Large D.C. Council seat. Remember that you must be a registered Democrat to vote in the Democratic Primary, or a registered Republican to vote in the Republican Primary.
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Poll Workers Needed for Precincts around Dupont Circle
We are looking for a few good poll workers to work at the Precincts
around Dupont Circle for the primary and general elections, starting
with the DC Primary, September 9, 2008.
Although poll workers are paid a stipend of $120 per election, poll
work is essentially community service. The hours may be long and the
pay is low, but your service will be greatly appreciated.
You will be working from approximately 6 AM until 9 or 10 PM Election
Day and will spend an hour or two setting up the polling place, the
day before the actual election. In addition, you will need to attend
a two-hour orientation/training session before each election.
If you have questions about working in specific precincts in the
Dupont Circle area, please contact the following Precinct Captains:
Applications for poll workers can be found on the Board of Elections
and Ethics web site at
If you can’t work the Primary on September 9 but would be available
for the general election on Nov. 4, please fill out the application.
We’ll need lots of workers for that election.