One vote secures win in Martin’s Additions -- Gazette.Net


Voters in Martin’s Additions narrowly re-elected two incumbents Thursday.

Arthur J. Alexander and Tiffany Cissna will serve another term on the five-member Village Council. Alexander received 116 votes and Cissna received 95 votes to defeat challenger Ben Dunford, who won 94 votes.

Frank Correl, chairman of the village’s Elections and Ethics Committee, said there was also one write-in vote and one blank ballot. In all, 174 ballots were cast, which may be a record high, Correl said. The village has 963 residents, according to 2012 census data.

Most of the 11 municipalities in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area are holding elections this spring. Kensington is set to hold its election June 2, but all the candidates are incumbents who are running unopposed. They are Mayor Peter C. Fosselman and council members Tracey Furman and Sean P. McMullen. Because the election is uncontested and all the people running are incumbents, the town canceled a candidates forum that was scheduled for Monday.

The council in the town of Chevy Chase, which held its election May 6, elected new officers at its Wednesday meeting. Kathy Strom is mayor, Patricia Burda is vice mayor, Vicky Taplin is treasurer, Al Lang is secretary and John Bickerman is community liaison.