Election 2013

Pantelides Wins Annapolis Mayor Race; Cohen Concedes

Nov 8, 2013
Karen Hosler / WYPR

Update: Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen conceded defeat in his re-election bid  shortly after a final vote tally was announced by city election officials. Despite earlier signals that the slim 59-vote margin of victory held by challenger Michael Pantelides might spark legal action by the incumbent, Cohen came in person to congratulate Pantelides and declared:  “You have my full support.”

What Does Virginia Governor's Race Mean For Maryland?

Nov 4, 2013

WYPR's Joel McCord and Karen Hosler talk about tomorrow's election for a new Virginia governor and how it might affect the crab population in the Chesapeake Bay.

Joel McCord / WYPR

Voters in Frederick head to the polls Tuesday to elect a mayor and city council. But as in many off-year municipal elections, the turnout in Maryland’s second largest city is expected to be low.

Behind Annapolis Mayor's Upcoming Harbor Dip

Sep 6, 2013

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about the upcoming Democratic primary for Annapolis mayor and why the post has historically been difficult to retain.

Annapolis Mayor Fights For Second Term

Sep 4, 2013
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Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen took over a city four years ago that was living beyond its means yet still not making the most of its assets.

Despite what he calls a successful rescue, Cohen’s re-election bid has drawn challengers from both parties who say the Democrat’s efforts have fallen far short.

Highlighting the list of complaints about Cohen’s tenure is that it has taken him almost his entire term to re-open Market House, an Annapolis waterfront tradition for two centuries that has been mostly closed since Tropical Storm Isabel flooded the Capital City in 2003. 

The Running Game: The Mayoral Race in Frederick

Sep 3, 2013
Joel McCord / WYPR

Voters in Frederick will go to the polls next week to choose their parties’ candidates for mayor and alderman. And the mayoral race has gotten crowded.

Randy McClement, the incumbent Republican mayor has two opponents from within his own party, Jeff Holtzinger, the mayor he replaced, and Shelley Aloi, a first term alderwoman.

Meanwhile, Delegate Galen Clagett, a Democrat, is facing off against Karen Young, the wife of State Senator Ron Young, one of Clagett’s old friends and a political ally. Karen Young also is in her first term on the Board of Alderman.

The Future Of Campaign Finance In Maryland

Aug 26, 2013

Fraser Smith and Alexander Pyles from The Daily Record look into the issues some Maryland candidates have with the state's campaign finance laws.

Governor Martin O'Malley is laying out the framework for a possible run for president in 2016. Today, O’Malley makes an announcement on plans for the Purple Line – a proposed light-rail line in Maryland’s DC suburbs that would connect Bethesda to New Carrollton. We look at the upcoming elections in Annapolis and Frederick, and hear about a citizen survey that’ll be used to craft Baltimore’s next budget. Plus: a swimmer goes missing in Patapsco River State Park, remembering Art Donovan, BronyCon 2013, and more.