CHARLES COLBERT ELECTED NEW COMMISSIONER IN THE TOWN OF UPPER MARLBORO
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Town of Upper Marlboro
CHARLES COLBERT ELECTED NEW COMMISSIONER
IN THE TOWN OF UPPER MARLBORO
Town Board Had Voted Last Year to Expand from Three to Five Members
UPPER MARLBORO, MD (Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022) – For the first time in its 326-year history, the Town of Upper Marlboro will now have five members on its governing Board of Commissioners. In a special election held today, Town voters elected Prince George’s County native Charles Colbert to serve on the board. Colbert was one of three candidates seeking to occupy a vacant seat on the panel.
Colbert will be the first African American man to sit on the Town’s Board of Commissioners.
Upper Marlboro Town Clerk John Hoatson announced the final election results shortly before 9 p.m. tonight.
Charles Colbert: 39
Derrick Brooks: 20
Robert Barber: 5
Profiles and photos of the three candidates can be found at this link:
Colbert will join current Commissioners Sarah Franklin (Mayor/President), Janice Duckett, Thomas J. Hanchett, and Karen Lott on the five-member governing body.
Last August, the three-member Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution that increased the composition of the Town's elected body from three to five members, consisting of four Commissioners and one President/Mayor. A special election was scheduled for today after one of the five Commissioners elected last November, former Mayor Linda Pennoyer, chose not to be sworn in, thus creating the board vacancy.
###Town of Upper Marlboro Special Election Results
Tuesday, February 22, 2022