For Timothy Hunt, the second time’s a charm.
Hunt, 36, won a Nov. 10 special election for one of the two Ward 3 council seats in Hyattsville, Md. He was sworn in six days later.
Months earlier, the stay-at-home father and treasurer of the University Hills Civic Association had lost a biennial election for the other Ward 3 seat.
In the recent election, Hunt snagged 174 votes from Ward 3 residents. Shirley Bender, 62, a retired program assistant at the National Cancer Institute and the only other candidate on the ballot, received 23 votes. There was one write-in vote.
“I just look forward to getting to work,” Hunt said, adding the work has already started. “I don’t really have any goals, other than to act as a voice for residents in Ward 3.”
He had described himself during the campaign as a pragmatist who wants to assure solid services are delivered in the city.
The Ward 3 seat was previously held by Anthony Patterson, who resigned in August to focus on his work with the Government Accountability Office and because he might be moving out of the area.
–by Maryland Newsline’s Kelly Brooks