Takoma Park Elects Female Majority Council

A correction has been to the headline to update this story. This is the second time a female majority-council has been elected but the first in more than a decade. 

The City of Takoma Park has elected its first ever female majority council, according to Jeremy Dickey, spokesperson, for the City of Takoma Park.

City elections were held Tuesday, Nov. 7 for the city council and mayor’s office.

Wards 2, 5 and 6 were contested races.

The unofficial results of the contested races show the following: Cindy Dyballa, Ward 2;  Jarrett Smith, Ward, 5 and Talisha Searcy, Ward 6.

Kate Stewart ran unopposed so she holds her seat as the city’s mayor.  Peter Kovar and Terry Seamens also ran uncontested races so they will remain on the city council.

In Ward 3, Kacy Kostiuk ran unopposed and will succeed Rizzy Qureshi, who did not seek re-election.

Official numbers will be released at the Certification of Results ceremony scheduled for Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The mayor and councilmembers are set to take office on Nov. 15.


Takoma Park Early Voting Results Are In


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Mitti Hicks

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One Response to “Takoma Park Elects Female Majority Council”

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    On November 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm responded with... #

    Not the first. A 2001 Takoma Park City Council had four women and three men.

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