Municipal Elections Start Today in Pr. George's

Several municipal elections in May throughout the county

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK

    It’s election season in Prince George’s County. On May 6, 7 and 14, over a dozen municipalities go to the polls.

    Here’s a brief roundup of the registered candidates by city -- and what you need to know to exercise your civic duty.

    JUMP TO: Brentwood, Cheverly, Cottage City, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden, Mornigside, Mt. Rainier, New Carrollton, North Brentwood, Riverdale Park

    MONDAY, MAY 6TH

    BRENTWOOD

    WHO’S RUNNING?
    For mayor:

    Roger Rudder, incumbent
    Bettyjean Bailey-Schmiedigen

    For at-large council (4 seats):
    Ann Boatwright-Bell, incumbent
    Regina Morlan, incumbent
    Jason Barnett
    E. James Cooksey
    Jennifer Murphy
    Rocio Treminio-Lopez
    Write-in candidate: Aneeka P. Harrison, incumbent

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?
    2 years, Mayor
    2 years, Council

    FYI
    Better Brentwood, the Facebook page representing former mayor and candidate Bettyjean Bailey-Schmidigien, introduces her slate on Monday’s ballot and some of the issues at stake in Brentwood. The Better Brentwood ticket includes Jason Barnett, E. James Cooksey, Rocio Treminio-Lopez, and Jennifer Murphy. According to The Gazette, the incumbent candidates elected not to campaign as a slate.

    WHERE TO VOTE
    Brentwood Town Hall, 4300 39th Place, Brentwood, Md. 20722

    HOURS
    7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION
    Call 301-927-3344

    CHEVERLY

    WHO’S RUNNING?
    For mayor:
    Michael H. Callahan

    For council:
    Ward 1
    Laila Riazi (incumbent)
    Glen Barton
    Karl Russo

    Ward 2
    Mary Jane Coolen (incumbent)
    Jason Lody

    Ward 3
    Roswell J. Eldridge

    Ward 4
    David Thorpe

    Ward 5
    No candidate

    Ward 6
    Carolyn Cook (incumbent)
    Seth B. Zirkle

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?
    3 years, mayor
    2 years, council

    FYI
    The April 2013 edition of the Cheverly newsletter introduced each candidate and their plans for the upcoming term. Mayor Mike Callahan, who will run unopposed on Monday, shared his plans to further the economic development initiatives already in place. Get to know some of those initiatives on Cheverly's website.

    WHERE TO VOTE
    6401 Forest Road, Cheverly, MD 20785

    HOURS
    7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    FMI

    Call 301-773-8360

    COTTAGE CITY

    WHO’S RUNNING?
    For council:
    Ward 1
    Richard Cote (unopposed)

    At-large
    Patricia Gross
    Bertha Jackson

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?
    4 years*

    FYI
    *In March, the Commission adopted a controversial resolution to extend the length of office to four years. The resolution could extend some current members’ terms by two years without a public election. Because only Ward 1 and the at-large seats are up for election in 2013, Wards 2, 3 and 4 could go without another election until 2016.

    Some Cottage City residents, including a former commissioner, began a petition for a referendum on the resolution. If the referendum is successful, the 2014 Cottage City elections planned for Wards 2, 3, and 4 will go on as planned. If the petition and resulting referendum fail, the next election for all seats will be held in 2016. Read more about the resolution here.

    WHERE TO VOTE
    3820 40th Ave, Cottage City, MD

    HOURS
    2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    FMI
    Call 301-779-2161

    FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS

    WHO’S RUNNING?

    For mayor:
    Lillie Thompson Martin, incumbent
    Kevin Downing

    For council (three seats open):
    Harry Saunders, incumbent
    Patricia Ukkundo’Oohwaka, incumbent
    Timothy Burley

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?

    2 years, mayor
    2 years, council

    WHERE TO VOTE
    Municipal Center, 6100 Jost St., Fairmount Heights, Md. 20743

    HOURS
    9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    FMI
    Call 301-925-8585

    GLENARDEN

    WHO’S RUNNING?
    For mayor:

    Demetrius A. Bowers
    Margaret T. Dade
    Dennis C. Smith
    Veerley Wilson

    For council:
    At-Large
    Judy C. Diggs
    Maxine E. Phifer

    Ward 1

    James A. Herring
    Carolyn Smallwood
    Donjuan L. Williams

    Ward 2
    Elaine A. Carter
    Deborah A. Eason

    Ward 3
    Jennifer A. Jenkins

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?
    Mayor, 4 years
    Council, 4 years

    FYI
    Outgoing Mayor Gail Parker Carter leaves after six years -- the maximum allowed in Glenarden. Carter summed up her accomplishments in Glenarden’s spring newsletter here. The Gazette chatted with the four candidates for Mayor. Read more about the work they’ve done and hope to do for the City of Glenarden at Gazette.net.

    WHERE TO VOTE
    The James R. Cousins, Jr. Municipal Center, 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, Md. 20706

    HOURS
    7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    FMI
    Call 301-773-2100

    MORNINGSIDE

    WHO’S RUNNING?
    For mayor:
    Kenneth Wade

    For council (2 seats):
    James Ealey, incumbent
    Todd Mullins, incumbent
    Elizabeth Long

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?
    3 years, Mayor
    2 years, Town Council

    FYI
    Morningside candidates spoke with the Sentinel to make their case for May 6. According to The Sentinel, sitting Mayor Karen Rooker will not run after serving for six years. Vice Mayor James Ealey has served the last three administrations, and Councilmember Mullins filled the seat vacated by former Councilmember Kevin Kline earlier this year. Newcomer Elizabeth Long shared a few thoughts about her intentions if elected. Learn more about the candidates online, or pick up the latest edition of the Morningside Newsletter, available at the Town Hall building on 6901 Ames St in Morningside, MD.

    WHERE TO VOTE
    Morningside Town Hall, 6901 Ames St, Morningside, Md.

    HOURS
    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    FMI
    Call 301-736-2300

    MT. RAINIER

    WHO’S RUNNING?
    For mayor:

    Malinda Miles, incumbent

    For council:
    Ward 1
    Jesse Christopherson

    Ward 2
    vacant

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?
    Mayor, 4 years
    Council, 2 years

    FYI
    Bill Updike is exiting as Ward One councilmember. Ivy Thompson is also leaving Ward Two.

    WHERE TO VOTE

    Star-Potts Hall Building (next to the City Municipal Building), 3405 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, Md.

    HOURS
    8 am – 7 pm

    FMI
    Call 301-985-6585

    NEW CARROLLTON

    WHO’S RUNNING?
    For council (three open seats)
    :
    Liza Fenton, incumbent
    Jim Wildoner, incumbent
    Richard “Dick” Bechtold
    Atari Muhammad
    Lincoln Lashley

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?
    2 years

    FYI
    New Carrollton will vote for three council seats. Mayoral elections are scheduled for 2014. A special election newsletter published by the city introduces the candidates for Council can be found here.

    WHERE TO VOTE
    New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy, New Carrollton, Md.

    HOURS
    7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    FMI
    Call 301-459-6100

    NORTH BRENTWOOD

    WHO’S RUNNING?
    For mayor:

    Petrella Robinson, incumbent

    For council (one council seat open):
    Aaron Baynes, incumbent
    Catherine Sutton

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?
    2 years, mayor
    2 years, council

    WHERE TO VOTE
    Municipal Building, 4009 Wallace Road, North Brentwood, Md., (enter via the side entrance)

    HOURS
    1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    FMI
    Call 301-699-9699

    RIVERDALE PARK

    WHO’S RUNNING?
    For mayor:

    Vernon Archer, incumbent

    For council:
    Ward 1
    Jonathan Ebbeler

    Ward 2
    Alan Thompson

    Ward 3
    David Lingua

    Ward 4
    Christopher Henry

    Ward 5
    Raymond Rivas

    Ward 6

    Alejandro Silva

    HOW LONG WILL THEY SERVE?
    2 years, mayor
    2 years, council

    FYI
    The incumbent mayor and council of Riverdale Park will run unchallenged in Monday’s election. Click here to learn more about the candidates’ ongoing work.

    WHERE TO VOTE
    5008 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale, Md.

    HOURS
    7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    FMI
    Call 301-927-6381