Third Hopeful Enters Ward 5 Race
Former council challenger enter race for one of two open seats in Ward 5.
File this under election news which slipped past my attention.
Voters in Ward 5 have another candidate vying their votes in this spring's city council races. Three days ago, one Pastor Herrera filed to run for one of the two open council seats from Ward 5.
Trouble is, I overlooked a promptly dispatched email from City Clerk Laura Reams alerting me to this fact. Learning of his filing after business hours yesterday, and before I could get a chance to inspect his filing documents, I have yet to obtain Herrera's contact informatio to arrange an interview to learn more about him.
Anyways, here's what I do know about Herrera so far:
- Herrera has run for the Hyattsville City Council before, in 2009, against longtime Councilor Ruth Ann Frazier (Ward 5). Herrera only secured seven votes to Frazier's 43.
- Extrapolating from information contained in brief profile published in the April 2009 edition of The Hyattsville Life and Times, Herrera is 49 years old, and has lived in Hyattsville for eight years.
Ward 5 residents will be casting two ballots in this election, one to fill the four year vacancy left by the impending retirement of Frazier, the second to fill the two years remaining on the now vacant term of former Ward 5 Councilor Nicole Hinds Mofor, who resigned earlier in the year to focus on raising her newborn child. The Ward 5 candidate who receives the most votes takes Frazier's four year term. The runner up will inherit Mofor's remaining term and will have to face re-election again in 2015 to secure a full four year term.