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Bow Down, Maryland!


Dear Readers,

Do you feel the power? Takoma Park OWNS Maryland!

With the exception of Tom Perez who was sidelined by a Republican law suit, all five remaining Takoma Park candidates SCORED in yesterday’s primary! Of course, since this is such a strongly Democratic region, they are all more than likely to win the general election.
Our tiny city will have citizens at several levels of government. In the near future aspirants for office will move to Takoma Park in droves.
This is going to be tough on poor Gilbert, he has to come up with five similes for “won” and “election,” as in “so-and-so won the election for such-and-such.”

State Senator Peter Franchot won the race for State Comptroller. All your tax checks now go to him, now.
Jamie Raskin triumphed in the contest for State Senator

Heather Mizeur was victorious in the match for State House of Delegates.

Incumbent George Leventhal romped home in the great ball game for At-Large County Council Representative.

City Councilmember Marc Elrich also bagged his lunch in the At-Large food-fight.

That was rough. On second thought, good thing Tom Perez was knocked out of the elections. Gilbert might have sprained his thumb flipping frantically through the thesaurus.

Now, the big question before Takoma Park, Dear Readers, is what will happen to Marc’s Ward 5 city council seat, or if you are more literally-minded, who will fill that seat? Will that person be as strong a tenant- and rent-control -advocate as Elrich? Whatever happens this will definitely mark (no pun intended) a big change in Ward 5, the city council, and the city.

There will have to be a special election, most likely in early 2007, shortly after our newly elected Takomians TAKE POWER!

More info to come on what the special election will entail. One hopes the election will be conducted with paper ballots, after seeing what a mess the electronic voting turned out to be.

- Gilbert

About the author: Gilbert

Gilbert is the pseudonym of a hard-bitten, hard-drinking, long-time Takoma Park resident who maintains the granolapark blog. Gilbert and William L. Brown — Granola Park's mild-mannered chief of staff, researcher, and drink pourer — have never been seen in the same place at the same time.

1 comment

  1. Robin Ficker says:

    When I’m elected county executive we’ll have our first ever born in Takoma Park county executive!

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