Rockville is going to change its history with this election of our Mayor and Council. For the first time ever, candidates will be elected to four-year terms rather than two-year terms.
All of the candidates had to submit their petitions for certification by last Friday, so we now know the official ballot for this historic Election.
These are the candidates who will appear on the November 3, 2015 ballot:
Bridget Newton. Current Mayor, lives in the West End. [could not find a campaign website]
Sima Osdoby. An international consultant on governance and democratic elections, long-time supporter of Peerless Rockville, lives in New Mark Commons. Website
Council (The four councilmembers with the most votes win the seats.)
Beryl Feinberg. Currently serving on the Council, works at the Montgomery County Department of General Services, lives in Orchard Ridge. Website
Richard Gottfried. President of the Twinbrook Citizens Association, owns an accounting business, lives in Twinbrook. Website
David Hill. Serves on the Planning Commission, analyst with Westat, lives in Hungerford. Website
Brigitta Mullican. President of the Rockville Sister City Corporation, retired from Health and Human Services, lives in Twinbrook. Website
Virginia Onley. Currently serving on the Council, retired from IBM, lives in the Americana Centre. Website
Julie Palakovich Carr. Currently serving on the Council, works for a non-profit public policy organization, lives in East Rockville. Website
Mark Pierzchala. Former Rockville Councilmember, owns a statistical analysis consulting business, lives in College Gardens. Website
Clark Reed. President of the Environment Commission, works at the Environmental Protection Agency, lives in Twinbrook. Website
Patrick Schoof. CEO of A Better World Foundation, lives in Twinbrook. [could not find a campaign website]
Because of the four year terms, it is exceedingly important that you vote. If you have never voted before, I am begging you to vote! Rockville has always been considered to be at the crossroads of Montgomery County. Now our City’s future is also at the crossroads. During the course of the election, Rockville View will strive to provide you with the facts concerning the issues in our City. With this information I hope you will vote in one of these ways:
Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at City Hall (111 Maryland Ave.)
Tuesday, November 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. If you don’t know your polling location look HERE. There are 10 voting districts and they are not the same as other elections on the County, State, and national level. Residents must be registered to vote and live within Rockville’s corporate limits in order to vote in the City of Rockville election.
Same-day Voter Registration and Voting
The city offers same-day voter registration for eligible residents who are not yet registered to vote at City Hall. Those residents can register and cast their vote at City Hall on early voting days and Election Day. So if you are not registered to vote, you can show up at City Hall on these three days, provide your documentation, and vote! It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Election results will be counted immediately after polls close. We’ll send an email alert to our Rockville View subscribers with the unofficial results.
*Updated Beryl Feinberg worked at the Management and Budget office for 14 years but her current position is in County’s Department of General Services.