17 Jun Declaring Victory In The Special Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Brooke Pinto declared victory in the Ward 2 Special Election.
“I am proud to have won the Special Election to fill the vacant Ward 2 Council seat for the rest of this term,” Pinto stated. “Thank you to the voters and residents of Ward 2 for putting your trust in me to lead and care for our community during this important moment in our history. I am honored to be Ward 2’s first woman to hold this seat and the youngest member of the DC Council in history.
This victory is a culmination of the efforts of our entire team and all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to help us connect with voters. I look forward to working with all stakeholders, regardless of who you voted for, to ensure we can build a more equitable city together. On the immediate horizon are budget hearings that will impact how we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and take up the call for greater justice and fairness among our city’s residents.
I also want to thank all of the passionate candidates in this race. Your perspective and dedication will only continue to make Ward 2 stronger.
There is much to do. Now, let’s get to work!”
The DC Council previously stated that the winner of the Ward 2 Special Election will likely be sworn in on June 29th once results are certified by the DC Board of Elections.
In addition, the Board of Elections certified the Primary Election results this morning and Pinto will go on to be the Democratic nominee in the November General Election.