Thursday, November 10, 2011
Gregory Adolph thanks the community following his failed bid for a Bel Air Town Commissioner seat.
Gregory Adolph sends his appreciation to the Bel Air community and expresses support of the newly elected town officials. Here is the letter unedited and printed in full: To The Editor: I wanted to take an opportunity to provide some comments in summary of the recent Town of Bel Air election. First, I must express my gratitude once again to the voters of Bel Air. This campaign was yet another rewarding experience for me as a candidate. I always enjoy knocking on doors and hearing feedback from voters; this truly is a great town in which we live. I am pleased to see two outstanding incumbents remain in office and am delighted that a very well qualified challenger is joining the board. In my candidacy I talked about some of the …
The final votes were tallied this morning in Bel Air Town Hall, but the outcome remains the same with Edward Hopkins, Robert Reier and Susan Burdette to serve on the Bel Air Board of Commissioners.
Election judges gathered in Bel Air Town Hall once again Thursday morning, this time to count provisional and absentee ballots. All eight abstentee ballots were approved while all five provisional ballots were rejected. The provisional ballots were rejected based on residency and voter registration issues. Four absentee votes went to Greg Adolph, one to Susan Burdette, one to Terence Hanley, six to Edward Hopkins and five to Robert Reier. One vote was for a write-in candidate. The numbers did not change the election results. Hopkins and Reier will serve another term on the board and Burdette will replace Hanley. The final count is as follows:
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
While the unofficial results from the Bel Air election were announced Tuesday night, the official results will come today.
With just five absentee and eight provisional ballots left to be counted, the final vote tally for town Board of Commissioners will not stray far from Tuesday's unofficial results. The remaining votes will be counted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bel Air Town Hall. The unofficial results were read aloud to a room filled with candidates and their supporters Tuesday night. Unofficially, Robert Reier received 463 votes followed by Edward Hopkins (422), Susan Burdette (368), Greg Adolph (312) and Terence Hanley (206). Three seats were up for grabs on the five-seat board in the non-partisan election. Stick with Patch for final vote counts and election wrap-up.
Edward Hopkins and Susan Burdette express their thoughts following the announcement Tuesday that they are among the three unofficial winners of the Bel Air Town Election.
Bel Air Town Hall was the scene of a mix of reactions Tuesday night following the announcement of the unofficial results in the Bel Air Town Commissioners' election. Edward Hopkins and Robert Reier will return to the board of commissioners while newcomer Susan Burdette will replace Terence Hanley. Hanley received the least votes Tuesday; Reier received the most. "I'm very humbled, very honored," Reier said following the announcement. Reier said he appreciated the trust and confidence the voters indicated they have in him and promised to do his best to live up to that. "When you go into the election, you're always hoping you've been able to get your message across," Reier said. Provisional and absentee ballots will be counted at town hall …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Patch posts live updates from Bel Air Town Hall leading up to and immediately following the vote count Tuesday.
8:39 p.m. The unofficial election results are as follows: Robert Reier with 463 votes Edward Hopkins with 422 votes Susan Burdette with 368 votes Greg Adolph with 312 votes Terence Hanley with 206 votes 8:31 p.m. Candidates and media have returned to the polling area. 8:19 p.m. Mayor David Carey poked his head in the room where everyone is waiting. 8:13 p.m. The votes are still being counted. 8:03 p.m. The room is buzzing with chatter as everyone awaits the preliminary election results. 8:00 p.m. The candidates and supporters are discussing why provisional and absentee votes will not be counted tonight. Joyce Oliver, town employee, explained this is done to protect the identity of provisional voters. 7:58 p.m. There were five absentee …
Several Bel Air residents weighed in Tuesday on major issues that drove their votes.
While one Bel Air resident gave her thoughts on camera, several others told Patch what this Bel Air municipal election is about for them. Edwin Weaver, a 60-year resident of Bel Air, thinks the major issue of this election is the purchase of the old BB&T Bank building on Main Street. He said the purchase was one he is "OK" with. For Angelo Monico, the candidates' perspective on property taxes was the issue driving his vote. Monico, who has lived in town for two decades, said Terence Hanley and Greg Adolph addressed those issues to his satisfaction. Joe Rehrmann, a 46-year resident of Bel Air, said he always votes in the town election and for him, it's about town management and who can do that job best. "I think traffic is the biggest issue…
Know where to vote and who the players are for Tuesday's election.
Election Day is Tuesday Nov. 8. All registered voters in the Town of Bel Air can cast a vote at town hall while polls are open. Polls open at 7 a.m. and will close 8 p.m. Five candidates are competing for three commissioner spots in Bel Air. Incumbents Robert Reier, Edward Hopkins and Terence Hanley hope to keep their spots while Susan Burdette and Greg Adolph want to become new faces on the board. All five candidates are Republicans, but the election is nonpartisan. Be sure to check out video from the candidate forum put on by Patch. Follow @BelAirPatch on Twitter and "Like" Bel Air Patch on Facebook to get instant election results Tuesday night.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Part III of video from Bel Air commissioner candidates forum hosted by Patch.
Robert Reier, Terence Hanley, Susan Burdette, Edward Hopkins and Greg Adolph are vying for three spots on the Town of Bel Air Board of Commissioners. Reier, Hanley and Hopkins are incumbents while Adolph and Burdette hope to be new faces on the board. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Town Hall, 39 N. Hickory Ave. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Part IV of video from Bel Air commissioner candidates forum hosted by Patch.
Three incumbents and two new candidates are each hoping to be named commissioners for the Town of Bel Air following today's election. There are three open seats. Robert Reier, Terence Hanley and Edward Hopkins are the incumbents. Susan Burdette and Greg Adolph are the outsiders. The election will be held today, Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Town Hall, 39 N. Hickory Ave. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Part II of the video from Bel Air commissioner candidates' forum hosted by Patch.