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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Prince George’s voters in three cities reelect most incumbents; one contest in College Park is too close to call

Prince George’s voters in Bowie and Greenbelt, voters reelected most incumbents in municipal contests Tuesday. In College Park, one council contest was too close to call and would be decided after absentee ballots are tallied Wednesday.

Bowie, with more than 54,000 residents, is one of Maryland’s largest cities. Incumbent Mayor G. Frederick Robinson ran unopposed as did District 1 council member James Marcos.

Two council members, Dennis Brady and Todd Turner, gave up their their district seats on the council and won election to the two citywide at-large seats.

In District 1, incumbent Diane Polangin was elected to a third term. In District 3, at-large Council member Henri Gardner was elected. In District 4, Council member Isaac C. Trouth III won a third term.

Members serve two-year terms.

In Greenbelt, which has about 24,000 residents, the seven incumbents were reelected: Judith Davis, currently serving as mayor; Emmett Jordan, the mayor pro tem; Konrad Herling; Leta Mach; Edward Putens; Rodney Roberts; and Silke Pope. The mayor and mayor pro tem are selected by the council following the election. Members serve two-year terms.

In College Park, the race for the two District 1 seats remained too close to call Tuesday night. Incumbent Council member Christine Nagle led Fazlul Kabir by less than 10 votes. When the two faced each other for the same seat two years ago, Nagle won by 81 votes. Incumbent Patrick Wojahn likely won the other District 1 seat, as he had nearly 30 more votes than Nagle, according to unofficial results.

A final count will be available after absentee ballots are counted Wednesday.

Incumbent council member Stephanie Stullich and Robert Day were elected in College Park’s District 3.

The candidates in the city’s two other two-member districts ran unopposed, as did incumbent Mayor Andrew Fellows.

By and Jimm Phillips  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/09/2011

 
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