Election day dawns for Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, Riverdale Park

Route 1 Reporter is tracking elections in Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Riverdale Park today, as voters in municipalities across Maryland head to the polls in the culmination of the spring local election season. Many of Monday’s inner-Route 1 races are all-but decided. Incumbents are running unopposed for North Brentwood’s Mayor and Council seat II. Only one race is competitive in Riverdale Park. In Brentwood, incumbent Mayor Rocio Treminio-Lopez is unopposed.

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Hyattsville Council candidates take on affordable housing

Housing affordability has quickly become the most-prominent issue in Hyattsville’s City Council elections. Spurred in part by the rapid urbanization of the Route 1 corridor over the past two decades, several candidates have identified housing affordability as the number one policymaking concern facing the city. Candidates for Hyattsville City Council’s ward representatives met Wednesday evening Hyattsville’s City Council Candidate Forum, moderated by staff from the Hyattsville Life & Times. You can view the debate here. The ward candidates’ debate starts around minute 37.