Allen wins with overwhelming numbers in all corners of Ward 6.
With the votes counted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Charles Allen declared victory for the Ward 6 Council seat.
“From Shaw to Southwest, from H Street to Hill East, from the Navy Yard to NoMa, and across Capitol Hill, I’m incredibly humbled and proud of tonight’s win,” stated Allen.
Allen added, “Our grassroots campaign connected with Ward 6. We are focused on making sure Ward 6 neighborhoods are places everyone can always call home – working for great schools and tackling middle school reforms; fighting for new ideas that keep residents in their homes as they age in their neighborhoods; ensuring the city makes family-based affordable housing a priority; and continuing to support our entrepreneurs and grow our small businesses that become the backbone and job creators in our communities.”
Charles Allen becomes the fifth Councilmember to represent Ward 6 since Home Rule in 1974. Noting that the District just marked the 40th anniversary of our local government, Allen stated, “Ward 6 has a long tradition of outstanding leadership and vision on the Council. Following in the footsteps of Tommy Wells, Sharon Ambrose, Harold Brazil, and Nadine Winter is a tall task but I’m excited by the opportunity and ready to get to work.”
Allen kicked off his campaign in October 2013 with a weeklong series of living room meetings in every corner of Ward 6. Following a campaign with more than 100 living room meet-and-greets with voters, Allen won the April 1st Democratic primary with a commanding 16-point margin of victory. After placing a focus on restoring integrity, accountability, and transparency among elected leaders in the District, Allen also became the first candidate to win a Council election without accepting corporate contributions.
Following the general election, there will be a two-month transition before Allen is sworn in as the next Ward 6 Councilmember on January 2, 2015.