2018 Alexandria, Virginia mayoral election

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Alexandria, Virginia mayoral election, 2018
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Nominee Justin Wilson
Party Democratic
Popular vote 51,750
Percentage 92.72%

Mayor before election

Allison Silberberg

Elected Mayor

Justin Wilson

The general election for mayor of Alexandria, Virginia was held on November 6, 2018. Justin Wilson was elected as mayor, running unopposed in the general election. He had defeated first-term incumbent Allison Silberberg in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary was held on June 18.[2] Vice-mayor Justin Wilson won the Democratic primary, unseating first-term incumbent Allison Silberberg in what was regarded to be an upset victory.[3][4][5]

Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Justin Wilson 11,451 52.45
Democratic Allison Silberberg (incumbent) 10,186 46.66
Turnout 21,637 22.91

General election[edit]

Wilson was unopposed on the ballot, however write-in votes were cast.[1] Combined voter turnout in Alexandria during the mayoral election and coinciding races was 70.48%, and turnout in the mayoral election alone was 58.51%.[1]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Justin Wilson 51,750 92.72%
Write-in Write-ins 4,065 7.28%
Turnout 55,185 58.51


  1. ^ a b c d "City of Alexandria, Virginia November 6, 2018 Official Election Results General & Special Elections" (PDF). Alexandria, Virginia. November 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Official City of Alexandria, Virginia June 12, 2018 Official Election Results Democratic Primary" (PDF). Alexandria, Virginia. June 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Patricia (12 June 2018). "Justin Wilson defeats incumbent Alexandria, Va., Mayor Allison Silberberg in primary". The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  4. ^ Leayman, Emily (11 June 2018). "Alexandria Primary: Wilson Upsets Silberberg In Mayor's Race". Patch. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  5. ^ Moore, Jack (12 June 2018). "Challenger topples incumbent Alexandria mayor for Dem nomination; 2 incumbents out in city council race". WTOP. Retrieved 18 November 2019.