DC TRENDS: POLITICS

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2004 NATIONAL POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY ZIP

20007 $8,384,906
20008 $6,503,707
20016 $5,416,759
20036 $5,346,290
20005 $4,898,786
20037 $3,154,651
20006 $3,058,620
20004 $2,924,171
20003 $2,705,749
20009 $2,375,949
20015 $2,245,474
20002 $1,607,317
20001 $934,413
20012 $381,982
20024 $380,234
20011 $292,186
20010 $289,245
20018 $140,355
20017 $62,171
20020 $55,268
20019 $23,366
20032 $12,191

TOP DC DEMOCRATIC BUILDINGS

2801 New Mexico Ave NW $19,500
3327 Dent Pl NW $16,000
1333 New Hampshire Ave NW $13,750
2101 Connecticut Ave NW $12,250
2550 M St NW $12,000

TOP DC REPUBLICAN BUILDINGS

1301 K St NW $10,000
666 11th St NW $10,000
1111 23Rd St NW $8,000
700 New Hampshire Ave NW $6,000
2101 Connecticut Ave NW $6,000

DIVIDED CITY

2004 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

NUMBER OF ELECTIONS in which Carol Schwartz has run between 1974 and 2002: 9

The city's Latino population has gone up by 37 percent in the last decade, with census estimates showing 45,000 Latinos in the city, about 8 percent of its population . . . Ward 1 has about 19,000 Latino residents. But a look at the registration rolls for Democrats showed that only 1,100 people with Hispanic-sounding surnames were registered to vote in the ward - WP 6/02


support of statehood
washington post. chart by mark david richards

Some DC Elections
Result in thousands
YEAR

RACE
WINNER

TURN OUT

Winner's Total
(000s)

Winner's %

Wrd 3 Voter %

Wrd 8 Voter %

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RACES
1964 DNC Committee Franklin Jackson 73 46 63%
1968 DNC Committee Channing Philllips 97 61 63%
1971 Primary: Delegate Walter Fauntroy 93 42 44% 12 10
1974 Primary: Mayoral Walter Washington 93 51 54% 13 7
1982 Primary: Mayoral Marion Barry 111 65 58%
1986 Primary: Mayoral Marion Barry 72 52 71%
1990 Primary: Mayoral Sharon Pratt Kelly 120 42 35% 16 8
1994 Primary: Mayoral Marion Barry 136 65 48% 17 13
1998 Primary: Mayoral Anthony Williams 93 44 50% 14 5
2002 Primary: Mayoral Anthony Williams 92 62 66% 36 22
 2006 Primary: Mayoral Adrian Fenty  103  57  57%  55  56

GENERAL ELECTIONS: PRESIDENT
1964 General: President LB Johnson 198 170 87%
1968 General: President Hubert Humphrey 171 140 82%
1972 General: President McGovern 147 116 78% 35 10
1980 General: President Jimmy Carter 173 130 75% 32 10
1984 General: President Walter Mondale 198 172 86%
1988 General: President Michael Dukakis 182 153 83% 33 11
1996 General: President Bill Clinton 189 158 85% 63 36
2000 General
President
Al Gore 194 162 85% 63 43

GENERAL ELECTIONS: MAYOR
1974 General: Mayoral Walter Washington 92 85 81% 20 5
1986 General: Mayoral Marion Barry 127 79 61%
1990 General: Mayoral Sharon Pratt Kelly 161 140 86%
1994 General: Mayoral Marion Barry 178 99 56% 27 15
 1998 General:
Mayoral 
 Anthony Williams  135  90 66% 24  8
               

2002 

General:
Mayoral 
 Anthony Williams  125  76  61%  43  

REFERENDA & INITIATIVES

 2000

 School Bd Composition  Part appointed board

 38

 20

 51%

 16

 7

2002

Drug treatment not jail

 105

 82

 78%

   

 2002

Elected DA

 104

 86

 82%

   

GREEN PERCENTAGE

RACE

2002

1998

Mayor

2.4%

2%

Chair

 10.9%

 8%

At Large 

 7%

 15%

Shadow Rep

 14%

 13%

 Ward 1

 14%

 8%

 

VOTE ON SCHOOL BOARD CHANGE

POPULATION

Recreation

% of area golf fans who make $75,000 and over: 51%
% of area golf fans who make less than $25,000: 6%
7/02

Measured against other high-density urban areas, the District ranks second in the nation in terms of the amount of parkland that it offers residents. An analysis by the Trust for Public Land found that only city of Minneapolis has more acres of parks and open space per 1,000 residents. [Brookings]

The city's parks and recreation budget:

1989: $36 million
1998: $22 million

Self-government

A 1998 public opinion poll taken for Democracy First by public opinion researcher Mark Richards finds Americans heavily in support of both local self-government and representation in Congress. Some results:

  • Percent who think DC should have voting representatives in the US Congress: 79%
  • Percent who think DC residents should have the right to elect their own local officials to run their city government: 87%