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Navarro Declares Victory in MoCo Special Election

After winning yesterday's special election in Montgomery County for an open seat on the council, Democrat Nancy Navarro said in a written statement that she was prepared to reach "out to all members of the community" and to provide "the steady, responsive representation that the late Councilmember Marilyn Praisner was so well-known for."

Navarro defeated Republican Robin Ficker, the well-known low-tax advocate, by 63 percent to 33 percent with all precincts reporting in the District 4 contest. Green Party candidate George Gluck received 4 percent of the vote.

Board of Elections officials will start counting at least 1,380 absentee ballots this week, but a spokeswoman said the review was unlikely to affect the outcome.

By Ann Marimow  |  May 20, 2009; 9:16 AM ET
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Congrats to Ms. Navarro! To Ficker, congrats on a healthy vote count for a GOP candidate in MoCo! To the Green Party, keep trying and building support...4% is NOT bad at all for a young third party. Shows over...lets get down to county business.

Posted by: free-donny | May 20, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Ms Navarro-Laurent.

She will be hard pressed to maintain the level of constituent services that we in Montgomery have come to expect.

Declining county revenues combines with the greater economic distress to drive up the number of people needing assistance while decreasing the ability to provide such services from the taxpayer's funding.

We can only hope that she will work hard to enable Volunteerism working for all of us with the County government's blessing, rather than trying to create even more programs that the county finances cannot fund.

Posted by: thardman | May 21, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

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