Wednesday, May 14, 2008

don praisner wins district 4 special election

District 4's new councilmember is Calverton resident Don Praisner, widower of Councilmember Marilyn Praisner, who passed away during surgery in February. The Montgomery County Board of Elections' unofficial results report that Praisner, a Democrat, beat Republican Mark Fennel with two-thirds of the vote.

Turnout in District 4, which stretches from Derwood and Glenmont in the west to Burtonsville and Four Corners in the east, was about ten percent, slightly lower than during the special primary election last month. Don, who promised to carry on the legacy of his wife - who represented the district since its creation in 1990 - plans to finish what would have been her fifth term, which ends in 2010.

Just Up The Pike congratulates Don Praisner for his win. We wish him success in the County Council and hope he knows to expect us at his new office after he's all settled in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The people have spoken (decisively)!

Councilmember Elect Praisner ran a classy, issues-based campaign and will now serve the District in the spirit of Mrs. Praisner's caring and vision.

Congratulations, Don Praisner!