Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of profiles on the candidates running for D.C. mayor in 2014. Click here to read all the profiles.
Vincent Orange is familiar name to D.C. voters. He’s appeared on the ballot 10 times since 1990, winning races for Ward 5 and at-large seats on the D.C. Council. This is his second run for mayor; his first was in 2006.
Originally from Oakland, California, Orange came to D.C. to attend law school at Howard University and later received his Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University.
His first electoral victory came in 1998, when he won the first of two terms representing Ward 5 in the D.C. Council. After an unsuccessful run for mayor, Orange was hired as a regional vice president for Pepco. He returned to the council in 2011, claiming an at-large seat in a special election and winning a full four-year term in 2012.
Orange lives in Michigan Park.