Hyattsville’s Ward Five election pits incumbent Councilor Joseph Solomon against Sophie Gorman Oriani. Solomon, who was first elected in 2013 to fill a partial-term vacancy on City Council and re-elected in 2015, is running for his second full term. In their interviews with Route 1 Reporter, their differences were most-pronounced in assessing the satisfaction of their West Hyattsville neighbors. Joseph Solomon posed the “Ronald Reagan” question when asked why voters should re-elect him. “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?