District 3 incumbent Henri Gardner is being challenge by Babatynde Alegbeleye. Gardner was appointed to fill the vacant District 3 seat in 2011, and then won the seat outright in the November 2011 election.
Mayor G. Frederick Robinson is also facing a challenger this election cycle, from long-time Bowie resident Richard Dahms.
Robinson, a retired Prince George's County Police officer and a long-time Bowie resident himself, has been serving as mayor of Bowie since 1998. Prior to that, he served on the council from 1986 to 1994.
Dahms said in a press release that he decided to run for mayor, because, aside from the District 3 contest, all other races this election cycle are unopposed.
As part of Bowie Patch's regular election coverage, more detailed profiles of candidates in contested races will follow in the lead up to the Nov. 5 elections.
Bowie's candidates for city council and the offices they are seeking are as follows:
- G. Frederick Robison, Mayor (incumbent)
- Richard Dahms, Mayor (challenger)
- James L. Marcos, District 1 (incumbent)
- Diane M. Polangin, District 2 (incumbent)
- Henri Gardner, District 3 (incumbent)
- Babatynde Alegbeleye, District 3 (challenger)
- Isaac C. Trouth, III, District 4 (incumbent)
- Dennis Brady, At-large (incumbent)
- Todd M. Turner, At-large (incumbent)