State Official Addresses Health Exchange Issues With Chamber Members

A state health care official said Wednesday that several thousand Maryland residents have enrolled in health care plans through the state health exchange, but the website continues to experience glitches. “I think the very ... candid assessment is that we have had some IT problems,” said Jonathan Kromm, deputy director at the governor’s office of health care reform. “And we really have folks working around the clock to improve website performance.” Kromm’s comments came during a Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast meeting, where he provided an overview of health care options that will be available to small businesses through the state exchange next year. (Herald-Mail)

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McClement Gives Victory Speech To Rotary Members

After hearing from Mayor Randy McClement, members of the Rotary Club of Frederick said they are hopeful about the next four years. McClement won re-election Tuesday and will now serve a second term. He told club members at a Wednesday luncheon at Dutch's Daughter that he has worked hard to keep the city moving, and he will do so again in his next term. (News-Post)

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Annapolis Voters Re-Elect Incumbents To City Council

Annapolis voters re-elected four incumbents to the City Council Tuesday night, while another four candidates sailed to victory unopposed. Voters endorsed aldermen Joe Budge, D-Ward 1; Fred Paone, R-Ward 2; Kenny Kirby, D-Ward 6; and Ian Pfeiffer, D-Ward 7. (Capital)

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Bowie’s District 3 Incumbent Retains Council Seat

Bowie’s council members will be a set of familiar faces for the next two years. In Bowie’s sole contested district race, incumbent Henri Gardner, who represents District 3, which includes most of southern Bowie around the Bowie Town Center, was re-elected Tuesday with the majority of the vote - 74.79 percent. (Gazette)

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College Park Returns Mayor, Council Incumbents

College Park’s first contested mayoral election in nearly a quarter century ended Tuesday night with an overwhelming victory for incumbent Andrew Fellows. Fellows, 54, first elected unopposed in 2009, received 1,127 votes while challenger Robert “Bob” McCeney, 48, received 278, according to preliminary election results released Tuesday night. (Gazette)

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All Incumbents Keep Their Seats In Takoma Park

As expected, every incumbent from Wards 1 through 6 and the mayor was re-elected in the Takoma Park city elections Tuesday, according to preliminary results announced by city election judges Tuesday night. Mayor Bruce Williams will keep his office, as will Councilmembers Seth Grimes of Ward 1, Tim Male of Ward 2, Kay Daniels-Cohen of Ward 3, Terry Seamens of Ward 4, Jarrett Smith of Ward 5, and Fred Schultz of Ward 6. (Gazette)

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Nov. 6 // Maryland gubernatorial candidates tout environmental credentials at forum

A forum Tuesday on the environment drew five Maryland gubernatorial hopefuls from both political parties — as well as the running mate of a sixth — underscoring the importance of the issue in next year’s election. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) told the audience that the environment is his “top passion” and called himself “the one true environmentalist in this race for governor.” Del. Heather R. Mizeur (D-Montgomery) argued that the environment is “part of my spirit” and that she is most in sync with the causes advocated by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and 1,000 Friends of Maryland, the co-hosts of the event. (Wash. Post)

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Annapolis mayoral election too close to call

The Annapolis mayoral election was too close to call Tuesday night, with neither candidate declaring victory or conceding defeat. With 15 of 16 precincts unofficially reporting at 9:45 p.m., incumbent Democratic Mayor Josh Cohen had 3,468 votes to 3,518 votes for Republican challenger Mike Pantelides. (Balt. Sun)

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