WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - With 100% of the precincts reporting, Democrat Kenyan McDuffie captured almost 45% of the votes to win Tuesday's special election to fill the D.C. Council's Ward 5 seat that had been held by disgraced former councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr.
MDuffie received 4,085 votes.
Delano Hunter finished second with 20 percent of the McDuffie was a prosecutor with the Justice Department and official in Mayor Vince Gray's administration. In 2010 he had run for the seat but finished third behind Thomas and Hunter.
The special election enabled residents to move past the scandal that invaded the ward after Thomas pleaded guilty and resigned his seat in January.