Hyattsville Mayor Candace Hollingsworth has won a second term at the center of the dais, handily overcoming a challenge from local political upstart Angela Kenny by a vote of 1,243 to 201. Hollingsworth said she wanted to address concerns raised by her opponent during the campaign. “There’s definitely something that Ms. Kenny spoke to, and I want to honor that because I think it’s worthwhile,” said Hollingsworth. “That’s why people throw their hats into the ring, because they feel that there is something not being met, or there’s a need that’s not being served. As a city, it is our responsibility to cover what those things are and adopt it as part of our mission and objective is over the next few years.”
Hyattsville’s most-contested district, a three-way race for Ward Two, Danny Schaible bested challengers Emily Strab and Robert Poisson in a campaign overshadowed by neighborhood development angst centered on a controversial proposal to redevelop the abandoned WSSC headquarters.