According to unofficial results Monday, Sept. 14, voters in the city of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, reelected Mayor Eugene Grant for another four-year term.
Grant received 416 votes to remain in the seat he’s held since first being elected in 2004. Juanita Riley challenged Grant and garnered 375 votes.
Four incumbents will remain on the seven-member council. Both at-large members, Kelly Porter and Shireka McCarthy, received 540 and 483 votes, respectively. Hope Love retained her council seat in Ward 2 with 56 votes and Gloria Sistrunk kept her seat in Ward 4 with 176 votes.
Ward 4 will have a new representative, Gerald R. Raynor, Sr., who ran unopposed. Current Ward 4 council member, Charl Jones, didn’t seek reelection.
Monica Higgs garnered 99 votes to defeat current Ward 1 council member Lamar Maxwell, who received 39 votes.
Kizzie Scott received 56 votes to represent Ward 3 against incumbent Reveral L. Yeargin with 39 votes.
Voters also approved two ballot questions to increase the annual compensation of council members and the mayor starting Oct. 5 until October 2024. The council members salary will increase by $250 per year from $6,329 to $7,329. The mayor’s salary will increase by $500 annually from $9,118 to $11,118.