November 26, 2014 •
Special Election Anticipated after Death of DC Councilman Marion Barry
Councilman Marion Barry passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the age of 78. Barry served four terms as mayor before becoming a councilman.
With his death leaving a vacancy on the council, the D.C. Board of Elections must schedule a special election between 70 and 174 days after the vacancy has been declared.
A special election to fill the vacancy is expected between early February and mid-May. The winner of the special election would serve the remainder of Barry’s term, which is approximately two years.
Photo of Marion Barry courtesy of dbking on Wikimedia Commons.
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