Welcome to Hyattsville Patch's dashboard for this year's municipal elections. As each candidate is profiled, we'll publish a link here so you can check back as often as you want to keep up-to-date.
"I support more police enforcement. I to reduce traffic accidents. I'm also a proponent of speed bumps in certain neighborhoods, crime watch committees with support from law enforcement and I also support grants to provide training for our officers. I believe we have enough law enforcement officers but just to have the officers more visible in the city."
"[Education is] really important on a lot of different levels in terms of attracting people [to Hyattsville] ..." Focusing resources and volunteer resources in schools and in doing that, engage seniors. Tartaro would like to be an outspoken proponent at Prince George's County and state levels for public schools.
"I’m not actually qualified to administer the millions of dollars this town turns around every year. I'd hoped by my example and willingness to run, other citizens with these qualifications might enter this race of only three candidates."
Scott Matirne: “I served as a deputy sheriff in New Orleans. I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard. My military service taught me the ability to successfully interact with different types of people and personalities, to take charge of situations and move everyone toward the completion of the goal or objective at hand."
“While the city does not yield much direct influence over local schools (public or private) it is important that we begin to "push the button." We want to continue the tradition of encouraging long-term homeownership and residency in Hyattsville and part of that is ensuring that we engage youth and young adults as early and as frequently as possible."
"I think we have a lot of projects in the works, and we don’t have the money to cover them. The municipal building in Magruder Park is in terrible condition. We’re now at a point where some of these things are becoming critical, and we don’t have the money to cover it."
"I think we need real leadership to move those forward. Our dollars are being spread out over many years and the decisions that we make now are going to ripple for many years to come. We don't want to mess that up. It's important not to."
"The city itself can't take charge of schools ... I would like to see the community take ownership of the schools. Promoting a culture of success and hard work," Wilkinson said. "It's not fair to write these [public] schools off but there is some truth to [their poor reputation]."
Here's a guide to who's running for City Council this year. Patch will update this as any information changes.Office Candidate Contact Mayor Christopher Brophy Rhode Island Reds
LaVonne Leslie (301) 277.2427
Marc Tartaro (301) 927-6424 Ward 1 Douglas Dudrow (301) 699-9606
Candace Hollingsworth (202) 423.7752
William Jenne (301) 787-0826
Scott Matirne (301) 821-0590 Ward 2 William Tierney (301) 277-4620
Shani Warner (202) 431-5124
Connor Wilkinson (301) 356-4155 Ward 3 Tim Hunt (301) 422-2047 Ward 4 Paula Perry (301) 853-3194 Ward 5 Nicole Hinds (240) 533-2166