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Glenn, Martin, Smith Win Seats on City Council

Patch updates the results of the 2012 Havre de Grace Election.

Dave Glenn, Joseph Smith and Bill Martin earned seats on City Council Tuesday in one of the largest voter turnouts in a non-mayoral election in Havre de Grace history.

Glenn and Smith—challengers and first-time candidates—join Martin, the current City Council president, who will serve his third consecutive term on the council.

The results are unofficial, pending approximately 40 provisional ballots. Smith held a 109-vote lead over fourth-place finisher and 16-year City Councilman Fred Cullum.

A total of 1,515 votes were cast Tuesday. 

Glenn, Smith and Martin will join sitting council members Barbara Wagner, John Correri and Randy Craig, as well as Mayor Wayne Dougherty—whose seats will be up for election in May 2013—on the dais.

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The polling place at St. Patrick's Church Hall on Pennington Avenue was open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

More than , and the number reached nearly 1,000 by 4 p.m.

The unofficial vote totals for Tuesday's election—not including absentee ballots—are as follows:

CANDIDATE NAME UNOFFICIAL VOTE TOTAL  579  884  822  410  139  372  688

* Candidates highlighted in bold would be elected if the numbers hold official.

Vote turnout from previous Havre de Grace elections:

  • 2011: 1,849 ballots
  • 2010: 1,179 ballots
  • 2009: 830 ballots
  • 2008: 1,054 ballots
  • 2007: 1,897 ballots 

The newly-elected officials will be sworn in during the City Council meeting on May 21.

Stay with Patch for updates.

Linda Borneman May 09, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Congratulations to Mr. Glenn, Mr. Martin & Mr. Smith...I'm sure that they will serve the citizens of HdG, well. Thank you Mr. Cullum & Mr. Miller for your service to our great city...it was a close race! It is only fair that all of HdG is represented on the City Council and although different areas of HdG have different needs and concerns, I know that the City Council will govern with fairness and integrity as they have always, in the past. For newcomers and old-timers: we all need to co-exist and it is my hope that we will be known for our genuine community concern for one another, no matter whether we "live on the hill" or downtown.
Linda Borneman May 09, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Congratulations to Mr. Martin, Mr. Glenn & Mr. Smith on your wins yesterday. Thanks you to Mr. Cullum and Mr. Miller for your service to the City of HdG. It was a close race!! I am confident that the City Council will govern this great city with fairness and integrity, as in past years. My concern is the division of the citizens of HdG with respect to those who live "on the hill (Bulle Rock & neighboring communities)" and those who live downtown. The issues that concern HdG citizens downtown, such as the long-standing Lily Run flooding problem, preserving the waterfront & environment may not be of primary concern to those who live "on the hill". Conversely, those who live "on the hill", are interested in how they can "improve" HdG for a "better community for their children" as well as property tax rates and such. It is my hope that all the City Council members will realize and respect the position of long-standing residents as well as work with the new residents of our waterfront town, not just dismissing "old thoughts" and "old concerns" as irrelevant because the residents in the "Bulle Rock" and "hill communities" are too new to the community to know the struggles that long-standing residents have been trying to resolve. It is only fair to acknowledge that all residents have concerns and struggles and it is our community responsibility to be kind to one another and work with each other.
SHAWN HURST May 09, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Really Katie??? your comments posted above are just as stupid as you wanting to rename the Duck Drop. Do us "poor folk" a favor, stop posting on here.
Hans-Adam III, Prince of Liechtenstein May 09, 2012 at 10:47 PM
@Katie Kinlin Debbie Downer You are exactly right despite what Shawn Hurst says the down-the-hill bay people only want the rich interloper out-of-towner residents tax money to support the Wayne Doughtery status quo. The down-the-hill bay people loathe the newcomers. The down-the-hill bay people believe they have superior rights to Havre de Grace. What the long-standing down-the-hill bay people don't get is that once a person pays taxes they have as equal right to everyone else irrespective off how long they have lived here. There's no tyranny, like petty tyranny! And Wayne Doughtery et al have cornered the market on pettiness.
Robert Sawyer May 10, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Congratulations to the winners! Mr Smith is a newcomer to HDG but he is like an encyclopedia of political knowledge and I know he will serve HDG well. Mr Glenn has lived in Havre De Grace most of his life and is new to politics but is truly a nice guy and I am sure will be easy to work with. Mr Martin is the only incumbent to make it this time and he is a serious candidate actively involved and concerned with his community. I am sure these three city council members will do an outstanding job representing the interests of all residents. The voters have made great choices and the best candidates have prevailed. Again, congratulations and best wishes.

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