Anita Bonds, council member in full


A one-third plurality was enough to send Anita Bonds to victory in the race for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council. (The Washington Post)

After an Election Day that saw expectedly dismal turnout, Anita Bonds will remain an at-large D.C. Council member for at least another 20 months. Bonds won with one-third of the vote, securing victory by locking up votes in the city’s eastern half and benefiting from a split between Elissa Silverman, Patrick Mara and Matthew Frumin in the western half. Several thousand absentee and provisional ballot are still to be counted, but they are not expected to change the outcome of this seventh city election in two-and-a-half years. More from APExaminerWRC-TVWAMU-FMDCist and Blade.

In other election news:

Budget autonomy gets thumbs-up from 83 percent of voters (APDCistLoose Lips)

Dispatches from the election-night parties of BondsElissa SilvermanPatrick Mara and Paul Zukerberg (Loose Lips)

Outside money doesn’t add up to much for Patrick Mara (Public Integrity)

So much for the GOP’s great urban hope (Roll CallPolitico)

Muriel Bowser was out and about, waving signs at the city’s largest polls (AP)

Bonds victory means an “emboldened Marion Barry and his growing caucus” (WRC-TV)

In other news:

Accused killer of D.C. cop is stepson who was once a city firefighter (PostWTOP)

Bond is denied for accused child pornographer who was captured in Nicaragua thanks to tourist’s tip (PostAP)

At the polls, Harry Jaffe doesn’t find many Vince Gray fans (Examiner column)

DCIAA football conference realigned to acknowledge lack of parity (Post)

DCPS students (and teachers and parents) get one extra day of school (Post)

Michael Davis, accused in hammer attacks, had mental illness and stopped taking medication before alleged attacks (Post)

Prosecutors finger mastermind in Latisha Frazier killing (Post)

Challenge to Medicaid contract could spell trouble for upstart firm (WBJ)

Does the District really need two fancy-but-unproven cancer treatment centers? (WBJ)

Ventilation snafu interrupts surgery at shiny new GWU Hospital (Post)

Gray administration spends $105,000 on economic development consultant focusing on hospitals and universities (WBJ)

Benning Ridge house fire reveals marijuana grow house (WJLA-TV)

Former OCFO tax fraudsters now facing civil suit from Irv Nathan (Examiner)

A cheap but temporary way to widen a crowded sidewalk (G’town Metropolitan)

How TANF really does move people from welfare to work (DCFPI)

Capital City Care has its dispensary license but no patients (HuffPo)

New report criticized Rhee/Henderson school reform approach (Examiner)

The Pennsylvania Avenue promenade has reopened (WRC-TV)

How Joe Yeldell helped steer the city government through the Marion Barry crisis (Post letter)

Metro has chosen the most confusing way possible to discourage the use of paper farecards (GGW)

Behold what is perhaps the city’s last original horse tie (GGW)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.

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Mike DeBonis · April 23, 2013