DC 2022 Election Guide: Who’s Running?
DC residents will soon see a ballot appear in the mailbox, giving them a chance to vote for mayor of the city, six seats in the city legislature and, for the first time in four years, a new attorney general to replace Karl A. Racine (D), who is not seeking a third term.
The June Democratic primary usually determines the district’s election winners, given how deeply blue the city is. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is seeking a third term, with two council members and a former local neighborhood official challenging her. Two of the council seats are wide open, with no incumbent candidate, and Democrats are challenging the incumbents of three other seats as well as the council chair. And the race for Attorney General has been the most tumultuous of them all, with a council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) disqualified himself from this race after the DC Board of Elections determined he did not meet the eligibility requirements for the position.
If you just caught up on voting on Election Day, June 21 (or this month – you can vote early by mail, drop box or in person), here are some questions you might want to answer . We also sent out a survey to the contestants and included some of the information they shared about their bios and priorities below.