Alexander Beats Moten in Ward 7 Council Race


Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander (D) beat her would-be challenger Ronald Moten, whom describes himself as a Civil Rights Republican.

Moten received 12 percent of the votes cast in the Ward 7 race.  Moten, a former Democrat was closely linked to working with former mayor Adrian Fenty during his reelection campaign.  He is most widely known across the city for co-founding the youth group, Peace-a-holics, which was hotly debated during Fenty’s reelection campaign.

Moten decided to run as a Republican so he could have a head-to-head race with Alexander whom he has categorized as an “unproductive Democrat.”

Alexander has maintained that she had no opponent in the race and this showed in her victory margin of win.  She won 85 percent of the vote and maintained her seat on the council representing her ward.

Still for Moten he says he may run in the upcoming At-Large race to fill Phil Mendelson’s seat, now that he has become the council’s new chairman; after the resignation of former chair, Kwame Brown.


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