PENNOYER ELECTED NEW COMMISSIONER IN THE TOWN OF UPPER MARLBORO Tuesday's Special Election Was Necessary After March Resignation of Commissioner Janice Duckett
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UPPER MARLBORO, MD (May 9, 2023) – Linda Pennoyer has been elected as a new Commissioner in the Town of Upper Marlboro. Town Clerk John Hoatson announced the final results of a special election shortly after 9:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, May 9, 2023). Commissioner Pennoyer will be sworn into office on Monday, June 12 and will serve through December 2023.
Tuesday’s special election was necessitated by the resignation of Commissioner Janice Duckett on March 28.
Pennoyer recorded 39 votes on Tuesday, outdistancing two challengers:
Linda Pennoyer: 39
Derrick Brooks: 29
Andre Phillips: 21
Pennoyer previously served on the Board of Commissioners for six years (2016 -2021) as a Commissioner, Treasurer, and Mayor. She stepped away from the Board in November 2021 for personal reasons.
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Pennoyer will join current Commissioners Sarah Franklin (Mayor/President), Charles Colbert, Thomas J. Hanchett, and Karen Lott on the five-member governing body. The Town of Upper Marlboro expanded the Board of Commissioners from three members to five members in August 2021.