In what sounds like a nightmare for the Trump crowd, one-term Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides (R), got beat by Gavin Buckley (D), an Australian immigrant. Buckley is a first-time officeholder. Just under 35% of Annapolitans turned out to vote in the hotly contested race.
The Board of Aldermen will continue to have seven Democratic and one Republican. Incumbent Alderman Frederick Paone (R) held on by just 18 votes against Kurt Riegel (D). In Ward 8, Incumbent Ross Arnett (D) held off a strong Republican challenge by 54 votes.
Here are the results.
|Mike Pantelides||R (i)||3354||38|
|Board of Aldermen|
|Frederick Paone||R (i)||780||51|
|Rhonda Charles||D (i)||648||97|
|Sheila Finlayson||D (i)||380||72|
|Ross Arnett||D (i)||846||52|