New faces join Hyattsville races

In Hyattsville, two new candidates have registered to run for City Council over the past week. One Ben Simasek has thrown his hat in for Ward Three, creating a race with fellow hopeful Matthew Fraterman. Meanwhile, incumbent Ward Five Councilor Joseph Solomon filed to hold onto his seat. Who is Ben Simasek? Simasek has lived in Hyattsville since 2015 with his spouse Claudia.

Mount Rainier, Brentwood elections heat up fast

Brentwood Mayor Rocio Treminio-Lopez will likely hold onto her seat, but the small town has a competitive field for four Town Council seats up for grabs. Meanwhile, as the filing deadline to run for office in Mount Rainier comes to a close, several candidates have expressed an interest in running.

Hyattsville mayor, Council races off to slow start

With less than two weeks to go until the filing deadline, Hyattsville’s City Council races are getting off to a slow start. So far, only one Council ward has a competitive race on its hand. Two other wards have a single candidate registered, while the other two wards have no candidates registered at all. No one has yet filed to run for mayor, either. On May 9, 2019, Hyattsville voters will head to the polls to elect five city council members, one from each ward, and the Mayor’s seat.