On Election Eve, Gaithersburg Residents Set to Pick Mayor, Council Members

Tuesday marks election day for three key offices in the City of Gaithersburg. Residents can go to the polls to vote for Mayor and two at-large council members.

Incumbent Mayor Jud Ashman looks to win a second term. His challenger, Stephen Escobar, serves as a soldier in the Maryland  Army National Guard. The mayor serves a four-year term and presides over the City Council.

Also on the ballot, five candidates compete for the two at-large seats on the City Council. They include Dave Belgard, Philip Cook, Lisa Henderson, Yamil Hernandez, and Jim McNulty. The City Council consists of five elected at-large members, each serving staggered four-year terms.

Voters should report to the Activity Center at Bohrer Park at 506 S. Frederick Avenue. The only polling place for the election, it will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Same-day voter registration will be available.

Early voting occurred the weekend of October 23. Registered voters who received mail-in ballots can put them in the mail or drop them off at six designated drop boxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday.


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