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Alexandria primary winners include incumbents, former councilmembers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Two former members of the Alexandria City Council and two incumbents are among the six winners of the Democratic primary for spots on the council, according to unofficial election results.

With 9.07 percent of the vote, former councilmember Timothy B. Lovain captured the most votes with 5,386, followed by Justin M. Wilson with 8.74 percent of the vote. Wilson, also a former councilmember, had 5,189 votes. Both Lovain and Wilson have transportation backgrounds.

Allison Silberberg, chair of Alexandria’s Economic Opportunities Commission, received 8.7 percent of the vote. During her campaign, Silberberg said that spending $1 million on a waterfront plan was not a good use of taxpayers’ money.

Incumbents Redella S. “Del” Pepper and Paul C. Smedberg received 8.53 percent and 8.34 percent of the votes, respectively.

John Taylor Chapman, an after-school specialist with Fairfax County Public Schools, was the sixth-highest vote-getter, with 7.82 percent. The native Alexandrian, who grew up in two different public housing communities, ran on a platform that stressed affordable housing and children’s issues.

Here are all of the unofficial results of Alexandria’s Democratic primary.

There were 14 candidates running in the primary, which was the first in the city since 1962. Winners go on to the general election in November.

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