ROCKVILLE, Md., November 3, 2010—Incumbents Phil Andrews, Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, Valerie Ervin, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Nancy Navarro were re-elected to the Montgomery County Council and will be joined by first-timers Craig Rice and Hans Riemer, according to unofficial results of the Nov. 2 general election released by the Montgomery County Board of Elections. A ballot question asking voters if they wanted to implement an ambulance transport fee proposed by County Executive Isiah Leggett was defeated, with approximately 46 percent of voters in favor and approximately 54 percent opposed.
The results remain unofficial until certified by the County Board of Elections. Ballots were cast by 46.5 percent of registered voters. Absentee, provisional and overseas ballots have yet to be counted. The new Council is scheduled to be sworn in on Monday, Dec. 6.
All nine seats on the Council were up for election. Councilmembers Elrich, Floreen and Leventhal, along with newcomer Riemer, won at-large seats. Councilmember Berliner was re-elected in District 1, Councilmember Andrews was re-elected in District 3, Councilmember Navarro was re-elected in District 4 and Councilmember Ervin was re-elected in District 5. Newcomer Rice won the District 2 seat, which is currently held by Mike Knapp, who chose not to seek re-election.