Walton, Brumage win seats on Keedysville Town Council

May 07, 2006|By Pepper Ballard


Town Councilman Richard Walton won re-election, and resident David Brumage won a seat on the Keedysville Town Council in Saturday's election, said Nancy Guyer, an election judge.

Three men ran for two seats on the council, Guyer said.

Brumage, with 67 votes, won the seat previously held by Councilwoman Jacki Stranathan, who, after serving two terms, decided not to run this year, Guyer said.

Bob Wilkins, who received 42 votes, finished third in the race.

When reached by phone Saturday, Brumage, 39, of Turkey Tract Place in Keedysville, said, "I'm obviously very excited for the opportunity to represent Keedysville."


Brumage, who is an IT specialist with the federal government, said the council has a lot of work to do to address a new housing development and a water infrastructure project that's under way.

He worked with Walton to construct a Web site for the town and, after getting involving with the council over more than a year's time, decided to make his involvement official and run for office.

Brumage is married with two children.

Walton could not be reached for comment Saturday night.

According to a written release from Keedysville Town Hall, 103 people turned out to vote Saturday. Polls were open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The town's next election will be in 2008, Guyer said. In that race, Mayor Lee Brandenburg, Assistant Mayor Matt Hull and Councilman Barry Levey will be up for re-election, she said.

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