Delano Hunter, right, a candidate running in a special election to replace Harry Thomas for Ward 5 city councilmember, discusses local issues with Bertha Paige, left, and her grandson Aaron Paige, 19, center, as they head to the polls at a University of the District of Columbia Community College building, formerly Backus Middle School, on South Dakota Avenue in Northeast, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

Delano Hunter, right, a candidate running in a special election to replace Harry Thomas for Ward 5 city councilmember, discusses local issues with Bertha Paige, left, and her grandson Aaron Paige, 19, center, as they head to the polls at a University of the District of Columbia Community College building, formerly Backus Middle School, on South Dakota Avenue in Northeast, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)