Sharon Pratt Dixon says she holds no grudges against the many Washington power brokers who refused to share her vision of the city before her surprising and sizable victory in the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday.

"I have a good memory, but I don't have any hard feelings," she said yesterday.

Dixon, who defeated three members of the D.C. Council and the District's delegate to Congress, is not mayor yet; she must beat former police chief and Republican mayoral candidate Maurice T. Turner Jr., among others, in the November general election. But many union, business and political leaders were taking that victory as a given yesterday as they eyed warily -- but embraced diplomatically -- a candidate few of them wanted.

Rather than revel in her sudden access to revenge, however, Dixon seemed to take the high road.

"I have more respect for somebody who stands up and supports somebody than those who dance between the raindrops," Dixon said of the scores of influential ministers, developers and politicians who endorsed other candidates.

Calls from those who were competitive and combative during the campaign, and are now contrite, began pouring in even before the victory was official.

There also were congratulations from regional and national figures who had supported what became Dixon's battle cry for a "clean house."

The chairman of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, Audrey Moore, wanted Dixon to know it was "the most magnificent win I have ever seen." U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Maine) called twice. Also weighing in from the Hill were Democratic Sens. Edward M. Kennedy (Mass.), Brock Adams (Wash.), Terry Sanford (N.C.), Reps. Louis Stokes (Ohio), John Conyers Jr. (Mich.), Steny H. Hoyer (Md.), Charles B. Rangel (N.Y.), John R. Lewis (Ga.) and Harold E. Ford (Tenn.).

Jesse L. Jackson paid his respects, as did D.C. lawyer Robert B. Washington Jr. and businessman John W. Hechinger Sr. Calvin W. Rolark, publisher of The Washington Informer, sent a telegram.

Mayor Marion Barry called election night to say he "heard the message loud and clear," Dixon said. "Marion has always been a first-rate professional as a politician. He doesn't take it personally. He said he'd be glad to work with me" on a smooth transition.

Dixon refused to term her victory as either a vote against Barry or a defeat of council member John Ray, who was the front-runner in the polls and in raising funds. "I think it was really a vote against the status quo," said Dixon, whose most famous campaign pledge was to immediately slash 2,000 jobs from the city payroll.

Yesterday, Dixon confirmed her intention to deliver what she promised: All of the top Barry administrators will be shown the door. "We said it in the campaign and I meant it . . . . We're going to have a new team all the way around."

"I don't think people are afraid that Sharon's Pol Pot or anything, that she's going to start lopping off heads," said Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson, who headed Del. Walter E. Fauntroy's mayoral campaign, in a reference to the ousted leader of Cambodia. "But I think what people are saying is: 'How do I approach this lady who ran on a campaign of throw the rascals out . . . and they've identified me as one of the rascals?' "

D.C. Council member H.R. Crawford (D-Ward 7), a fervent Ray supporter, all the way down to trading hugs with him on the loser's podium Tuesday night, sounded yesterday like a Dixon fan from way, way back. "She's an articulate, outstanding role model {with} professionally impeccable character," Crawford said. "We're also extremely fortunate to have a businesswoman with proven ability."

Not surprisingly, many of the outsiders say that Dixon's first priority should be to build coalitions. Her supporters say that Dixon's greatest challenge will be to merge the city's various interest groups while maintaining her integrity.

"We've already begun a dialogue with a number of communities in order to put together a first-rate transition team," Dixon said yesterday. "I think people in the business community will play by the rules. They just have to know what the rules are. You can't keep changing them . . . .

"She'll certainly have our cooperation," said Donald R. Slatton, executive vice president of the Washington D.C. Association of Realtors. "Our world has not been turned upside down . . . . It's not a question of what our choices were before. The voters have spoken and we have to work with whoever was chosen."

David Schlein, head of District 14 of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 5,000 D.C. government employees, said "we're concerned" about Dixon's pledge to cut 2,000 jobs. But, he added, "I don't think she thinks we're the enemy and we certainly don't see ourselves as an enemy of her."

On her first full day as the Democratic nominee, Dixon spent little time savoring the sweetness of having beat the odds, or to marvel at the probability of her being the first black woman to run a major city. ("The only significance," she said, "is that it took until 1990 to get it to happen.")

Instead, she focused on her next race -- the Nov. 6 general election. And confident of a victory then, she began laying plans for her administration.

"We don't take for granted the dollars and resources of the Republican Party," Dixon said during a news conference yesterday at Freedom Plaza. "D.C. has always been a Democratic city and we intend to keep it that way."

Dixon said she is already setting up meetings with members of Congress to "set a tone" for the lobbying that must be done to persuade Congress to increase the federal payment to the District and to get the city's fiscal affairs in order.

As for the D.C. Council, Dixon said she already has had a "good dialogue" with John A. Wilson, who won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to the council chairman's job. She said his plans to gain greater control of the budgetary process and build the council into a stronger body will make her job harder.

As long as Wilson and the council keep in mind a public "mandate" to streamline the city government, improve education and the delivery of services, there should be no problems, Dixon said.

She said she believes Ray and Charlene Drew Jarvis, another council member whom she defeated in the mayoral primary, are ready to "close ranks." Council members Jim Nathanson (D-Ward 3) and William Lightfoot (I-At Large) also have expressed their support, she said.

Conventional political wisdom has it that the more money a candidate raises and spends, the better that candidate's chances of victory. In two of the more prominent local primary elections Tuesday, D.C. Democratic mayoral candidate Sharon Pratt Dixon and Democratic Neal Potter raised considerably less money than their opponents, but cashed in heavily at the polls. DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL PRIMARY*

John Ray...............$35.33

Walter Fauntroy........$34.43

David Clarke...........$29.89

Charlene Drew Jarvis...$15.76

Sharon Pratt Dixon..... $5.38


Sidney Kramer......$7.22

Neal Potter........$1.32

*Based on campaign finance reports as of Sept. 5. **Based on campaign finance reports as of Aug. 31.