Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Second time was the charm for Eric Wingard. A candidate for City Council in 2001, he ran again in this year's July 18 special election and won the seat previously held by Mayor Marc Tartaro.
A decade after failing to unseat then-Councilman Doug Dudrow, Eric Wingard beat rivals William Jenne and Scott Matirne in a July 19 special election for the Ward 1 seat that Marc Tartaro vacated in May to become mayor. “I felt confident going into this race,” Wingard said after the results were read Monday night. “I went out there, met a lot of people, and felt a lot of support.” Voting took place on the first floor of City Hall. Voters filed in and cast ballots at electronic voting booths until 8 p.m., when the judges closed the polls. The final tally was announced shortly after 8:30 p.m: 128 votes; 65 for Wingard, 54 for Matirne, and 9 for Jenne. “I think all three candidates, no matter who wins, deserve a round of applause. If you’ve …
About today's Ward 1 special election.
It’s Election Day in Hyattsville … again! Here are five things you need to know today about the Ward 1 City Council special election: 1. You can vote anytime between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at City Hall, 4310 Gallatin St. 2. The candidates are William Jenne, Scott Matirne and Eric Wingard. You can read more about the election here. 3. Results will be read at City Hall after the polls close. Unofficial results are also posted to the city's website and are sent out through the city’s listserv. Those results will be certified by the City Council on August 1. 4. The deadline for candidates to file their final campaign finance report is 5 p.m. on July 26. 5. Patch will bring you the results later on tonight.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
"I envision a greater and more prosperous future for Hyattsville."
Name: Scott D. Matirne Age: 44 Occupation: Senior Accountant, US Navy Memorial Foundation Marital Status: Married Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana I decided to run for City Council because I can make a valuable, positive contribution to the council, the lives of the residents of Ward 1 and the City of Hyattsville. Hyattsville, like other municipalities around the country, will be facing some tough financial decisions in the near future. I have the experience, determination and know-how that will be needed in the months and years ahead. I have a strong background in accounting and finance and have managed multi-million dollar budgets. As a chief financial officer I was instrumental in identifying and curbing wasteful spending and policies …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Signs are posted around Ward 1 for the July 19 special election.
The special election for the Hyattsville City Council's Ward 1 seat left vacant by Mayor Marc Tartaro is less than a couple weeks away. Patch plans to bring you some more details about the candidates soon, but in the meantime, you can take a look at the schedule of important dates for the election. Also, what issues do you think are important for Ward 1?
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tomorrow is the last day for residents to report an address change to the state Board of Elections in order to vote in this special election.
William Jenne, Scott Matirne and Eric Wingard have signed up to run in Hyattsville’s Ward 1 Special Election to fill the seat of newly elected Mayor Marc Tartaro, who still had two years left on his term. Jenne and Matirne ran in the May 5 citywide election and lost to Candace Hollingsworth. Wingard ran in 2001. Tomorrow is the last day for residents to report an address change to the state Board of Elections in order to vote in this special election. Voter applications must be submitted to the Board of Elections of Prince George’s County, 16201 Trade Zone Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Here are some other important dates for this election season: Begin processing og absentee ballot applications, 8:30 a.m. Deadline for candidates to …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
You can use this chart to compare the number of votes for City Council for the past three elections. Hyattsville holds elections every two years and offices are held for four years.
What do you think about the turnout of last week's elections? Here are the numbers from this year and past years' elections. Winners' names are italicized. Chart does not include write-in votes.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Candace Hollingsworth (Ward 1) and Shani Warner (Ward 2) are in. Doug Dudrow (Ward 1), and Bill Tierney (Ward 2) are out.
Two incumbents were voted out of their spots on the Hyattsville City Council in Tuesday’s citywide elections. Councilmen Douglas Dudrow (Ward 1) and Bill Tierney (Ward 2) lost to newcomers Candace Hollingsworth (Ward 1) and Shani Warner (Ward 2). In Ward 1, which includes EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville, Hollingsworth won by 30 votes, ousting Dudrow, who has served on the council, in two phases, for more than 30 years. “I’m very excited,” Hollingsworth said, adding that the first thing she’s going to do after the busy election season is sleep. “I’m going to go to Franklin’s, grab another beer and then get ready for May 16.” Tuesday’s winners will be officially seated in fewer than two weeks. “I really didn’t know what to expect, to be …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Here's a running report of the candidates that Patch profiles. Tonight there's a candidates debate at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Patch will be there Tweeting info and photos.
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. Mayor: LaVonne Leslie: "I support more police enforcement. I'm a supporter of the red light cameras 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." Marc Tartaro: "[Education is] really important on a lot of different levels in terms of attracting people [to Hyattsville] ..." …