Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Marcuccio Defeats Hoffmann in Rockville

Challenger Phyllis Marcuccio has defeated incumbent Mayor Susan Hoffmann by a 3,311-2,998 (52.2%-47.3%) margin. Incumbent City Council Members Piotr Gajewski and John Britton were re-elected and joined by 2007 Mayor candidate Mark Pierzchala and Bridget Newton. Newton served as Laura Berthiaume's campaign manager in her successful campaign for the Board of Education and finished first in the council race. Berthiaume, who endorsed every winning candidate except Gajewski, took a risk by getting involved and won big.

The repercussions of this race will extend outside of Rockville and we will have more in the near future.