Well, it took a little longer than usual to count the votes in Takoma Park’s local election. That’s what happens when there’s a record voter turnout in the middle of a pandemic. But the results are in (https://takomaparkmd.gov/news/city-election-information/election-day-results/), and with the vast majority of the ballots now counted I’m delighted to have been chosen by the residents of Ward One to represent them on the City Council. Thanks to all the friends and neighbors who voted for me -- I’m honored to have your support! Continue reading
Peter’s September 27 Interview on WOWD Takoma Radio Click here and scroll ahead to the 2:10 PM mark to listen to Peter and Talk of Takoma host Eric Bond discuss COVID, Reimaging Public Safety, the Library renovation, the Presidential election and more: https://spinitron.com/WOWD/pl/11707867/Talk-of-Takoma?sp=241158104
The Nominating Caucus represents the official kick-off of Takoma Park’s election season. It is a great opportunity to see Takoma Park’s small town democracy in action. The Caucus -- when candidates for Mayor and the City Council have their names formally placed on the ballot -- will start at 7:30 PM. Any candidate nominated by one resident and seconded by another automatically gets on the ballot for this fall’s local election. Continue reading
Thanks to my many supporters who requested a yard sign. As you can see from the video, I've been delivering the signs across Ward One. If you'd like a yard sign, go to Volunteer at the top of the page.
Today I'm formally kicking off my re-election campaign for Ward One's City Council seat. Since we're in the middle of a pandemic, this is a virtual kick-off via facebook. I hope you'll vote for me this fall.
When the extent of the pandemic began to become clear, I called for several key budgetary steps to address the health, housing and economic impacts of the Coronavirus. First, allocate funds quickly to help residents and businesses affected by COVID. Then, for this year’s budget, not only earmark funds for COVID aid, but put “on hold” additional budget dollars to give us flexibility to respond as further needs connected to the virus emerge. Waiting for my Covid test at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Continue reading
Election Day 2017 was cold and rainy, and weather aside, it will be very different this year. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re taking an important step to help ensure that everyone who is registered to vote here in Takoma Park can do so safely in our November 3 elections for Mayor and City Council. City elections will be conducted entirely by mail. Continue reading