MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

ELECTION RETURNS

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 3, 2020


BOARD OF EDUCATION

DISTRICT 2

Michael Fryar 162,846
Rebecca K. Smondrowski* 240,474
Other write-ins 3,042

DISTRICT 4

Shebra L. Evans* 273,241
Steve Solomon 134,748
Other write-ins 2,410

AT LARGE

Sunil Dasgupta 203,639
Lynne Harris* 221,533
Other write-ins 4,504



CHARTER AMENDMENTS

Question A:
PROPERTY TAX LIMIT - LIMIT TAX RATE INCREASES

Amend Section 305 of the County Charter to prohibit the County Council from adopting a tax rate on real property that exceeds the tax rate on real property approved for the previous year, unless all current Council members vote affirmatively for the increase.

This amendment would replace the current property tax limit, which requires anaffirmative vote of all current Councilmembers to levy a tax on real property that would produce total revenue that exceeds the total revenue produced by the tax on real property in the preceding fiscal year plus any increase in the Consumer Price Index. The current property tax limit exempts real property tax revenue derived from: (1) newly constructed property; (2) newly rezoned property; (3) certain property assessed differently under State law; (4) property that has undergone a change in use; and(5) property in a development tax districtto provide funding for capital improvements.

For* Against
299,720 179,512
% of Total 62.5% 37.5%

Question B:
PROPERTY TAX LIMIT - PROHIBIT OVERRIDE

Amend Section 305 of the County Charter to prohibit the County Council from levying an ad valorem tax on real property that would produce total revenue (not including property tax revenue from certain enumerated sources) that exceeds the total revenue produced by the tax on real property in the preceding fiscal year plus a percentage of the previous year's real property tax revenues that equals any increase in the Consumer Price Index. Section 305 currently permits the County Council to exceed the limit on real property tax revenue only upon the affirmative vote of all current Councilmembers.

For Against*
204,163 272,277
% of Total 42.9% 57.1%

Question C:
County Council - Increase to 11 Councilmembers

Amend the County Charter to: - expand the County Council to consist of 11, rather than the current 9, Councilmembers; - increase from 5 to 7 the number of Council districts; and - elect 7 Councilmembers by district and 4 Councilmembers at large.

For* Against
298,167 179,196
% of Total 62.5% 37.5%

Question D:
COUNTY COUNCIL - ALTER COUNCIL COMPOSITION TO 9 DISTRICTS

Amend Sections 102 and 103 of the County Charter to: - divide the County into 9, rather than the current 5, Council districts; - elect all Councilmembers by district, rather than the current 5 by district and 4 at large; and - reduce from 5 to 1 the number of Councilmembers each voter can vote for.

For Against*
201,737 273,112
% of Total 42.5% 57.5%


* = winner

Source: Montgomery County Board of Elections

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