In the Ward 5 special election to replace Marc Elrich on the Takoma Park City Council, the People’s Choice is Reuben Snipper.
The city website reports the unofficial tally as:
Alexandra Quéré Barrionuevo – 23 Votes
Eric Hensal – 72 Votes
Reuben Snipper – 107 Votes
Write-In – 1 Vote
Results to be Certified by the City Council on January 31, 200
This was the first use of the instant runoff system, but it apparently didn’t kick in, as Mr. Snipper got the majority of votes.
A big thanks to Alexandra Quéré Barrionuevo and Eric Hensal for participating. As readers could see from the interviews here on granolapark (see previous posts), each had well thought out, passionate positions on the issues. We citizens are grateful for these neighbors who stuck their necks out and said they were willing to take on difficult, time-sapping, mostly-thankless job of city councilmember. If they are smart, Mr. Hensal and Ms Barrionuevo are feeling just a tiny bit relived.