Carol Schwartz, 70, was a member of D.C. government for more than three decades before a primary defeat six years ago ended her Council career.
Schwartz has four prior unsuccessful mayoral bids under her belt.
Vihstadt is the first non-Democrat to be elected in 15 years.
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