Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Stewart wins Takoma Park mayoral race

When Takoma Park Councilmember Kate Stewart is sworn in as the city's next mayor, she will represent a generational shift in political power in Montgomery County's most progressive municipality. Taking over from longtime Mayor Bruce Williams, Stewart has only been on the City Council a short time after winning a special election in April 2014.

The new mayor-elect has been a City resident for far longer - two decades, and is a principal at ConwayStrategic, a communications firm in the District. Stewart has clearly made a great impression on residents in her short term of office, as she was unopposed until the last minute, and has quickly leapfrogged several longer-serving politicians into the Mayor's office.

Also winning last night were incumbent councilmembers Tim Male, Terry Seamens, Jarrett Smith, and Fred Schultz, and new additions Peter Kovar and Rizzy Qureshi. These results are unofficial and not yet certified.

Photo via Kate Stewart for Mayor website

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