**FILE** James Butler and D.C. Council members Trayon White and Robert White say they are better suited to be mayor of the District of Columbia. (Abdullah J. Konte/The Washington Informer)
**FILE** James Butler and D.C. Council members Trayon White and Robert White say they are better suited to be mayor of the District of Columbia. (Abdullah J. Konte/The Washington Informer)

The D.C. Board of Elections has officially ruled that mayoral candidate Trayon White Sr. will remain on the ballot in the June 21 Democratic primary.

The board on Friday rejected an attempt by fellow candidate and D.C. Council member Robert White (no relation) to knock Trayon White off the ballot based on his claim that two-thirds of almost 4,000 signatures on the latter’s qualifying petitions were questionable, WTOP reported.

The board said an investigation was conducted and despite a number of invalid signatures, White, currently representing Ward 8 on the D.C. Council, had qualified for the primary.

In essence, White had 2,199 legitimate signatures. District law states that in order to appear on the primary ballot, 2,000 signatures must be valid.   

White called his fellow council member’s attempt to have him thrown off the ballot “an assault on democracy” and a “witch hunt,” WTOP reported.

The two will face incumbent Muriel Bowser and political activist James Butler in the primary.

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  1. I’ve lived in Ward 8 for 48 years and I have not seen anything significantly accomplished during Trayon White’s time in office. Plenty of photo ops!
    Crime is increasing, drug overdoses are rampant, daily loitering at bus stops are increasing, motor vehicles continue to run Stop Signs on streets in Ward 8 as though the Signs are not there, causing weekly accidents, Gun fire is heard nightly. Calls are not returned from phone messages left at his office, and I’ve never seen Mr. White in the Fairlawn area of Ward 8, not to my knowledge.

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