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Old 11-09-2011, 06:47 AM
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Default Rockville Re-Elects Marcuccio, Two Incumbents, Former Councilmember and Newcomer

          For Immediate Release
November 8, 2011

Rockville Re-Elects Marcuccio, Two Incumbents,
Former Councilmember and Newcomer

Results for the City's 63rd Election are Unofficial Until Tuesday, Nov. 15

ROCKVILLE, Md., November 8, 2011-Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio was re-elected to serve as the City's mayor during the City of Rockville's 63rd Mayor and Council election. Incumbents Bridget Newton and Mark Pierzchala, along with former Councilmember John F. Hall Jr. and newcomer Tom Moore were elected to the four council seats.

Marcuccio, who has served one term as mayor and two terms on the City Council, won a second term as mayor.

Marcuccio received 3,264 votes (52.94 percent). Incumbent Councilmember and challenger Piotr Gajewski received 2,849 votes (46.21 percent).

Eight candidates ran for four open council seats. All will serve two-year terms. Former Councilmember John F. Hall Jr. (2001-05) was the top vote getter with 4,044 votes (18.39 percent), followed by Councilmembers Bridget Newton with 3,977 votes (18.09 percent) and Mark Pierzchala with 3,093 votes (14.07 percent). Tom Moore won the fourth council seat with 3,015 votes (13.71 percent).

The remaining four candidates for council received the following votes:
  • Virginia Onley - 2,964 votes (13.48 percent)
  • Richard Gottfried - 2,827 votes (12.86 percent)
  • Les Francis - 894 votes (4.07 percent)
  • Dion Trahan - 681 votes (3.10 percent)
There was a total of 6, 240 votes (16.94 percent) cast in 10 voting districts throughout the city, as well as those of same day voter registrations and absentee ballots. Elections are nonpartisan and held every two years.

All results are posted on the City's website, Rockville 11 (Cable Channel 11) is expected to air a post election show featuring newly-elected mayor and council member interviews, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9.

This was the 63rd election for the City of Rockville. The new Mayor and Council will be sworn in during an inauguration ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. A reception will take place beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 28. The first meeting of the Mayor and Council will follow the inauguration.

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