Alexandria voters returned three-term Mayor William D. Euille (D) to office Tuesday and elected an all-Democrat slate of City Council candidates, defeating two incumbent Republicans.
The election could be seen as a victory for the stewardship of Euille, who led the city through a contentious year of development decisions and ended up being challenged by the leader of the group opposed to the city’s plan to re-create its Potomac River waterfront.
“I’m very humbled and have great pride that . . . citizens have spoken so loudly,” Euille said. “It’s a vote of confidence. . . . I will continue to reach out, because I want to be sure everyone is part of the process.”
Euille has been mayor for nine years, after a previous nine years on the council and a decade on the School Board. He was challenged by independent Andrew Macdonald, who said the city ceded too much power to developers and didn’t listen to residents’ opposition.