This was Stadium High grad Jacque Patterson’s second run against the famous and infamous former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry but the results were similar. Berry received more than 70 percent of the vote in the Ward 8 Democratic primary that is essentially the final in this city dominated by Democrats. Four other candidates, including Patterson, received the rest of the votes with Patterson at least finishing second.
Here is an earlier post on Patterson’s campaign.
Patterson was the victim of a last minute and anonymous attack that consisted of flyers stuck to car windows throughout the ward. The flyers list 11 reasons why voters should not vote for Patterson (including the fact that he was endorsed by the Washington Post). Here is the Washington City Paper’s story on the flyers.
And today’s Washington Post has a story about Barry’s remarks at this victory party in which he said Asian-owned businesses in Ward 8 should leave and replaced by African-American-owned businesses.