Controversial small-town Maryland mayor wins reelection following sexual harassment complaint

The mayor of a small Maryland city who sparked a series of controversies over his long tenure, including most recently being stripped of his power following a sexual harassment complaint, won a fifth term in the election on Monday. Incumbent Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant defeated former city employee Gigi Riley, who launched her campaign more than a year ago with strong support from the business owners in Seat Pleasant with whom Grant had clashed — at one point after he raised taxes on select businesses by 800 percent. Grant defeated Riley 414 to 375, according to preliminary results that the city announced late Monday night. (Wash Post)

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