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Robertson named to Keedysville Town Council

September 14, 2006|By MARLO BARNHART

KEEDYSVILLE - Mary Robertson said she was honored, although not totally surprised, when she was named to the vacant council seat on the Keedysville Town Council at Monday night's meeting.

"It seemed like a logical step because I am knowledgeable about the town," Robertson said.

The seat needed to be filled because of events following the unexpected death of Keedysville Mayor Kenneth Lee Brandenburg II on Sept. 4.

Soon after, Assistant Mayor Matt Hull became acting mayor and Barry Levey, a former council member, assumed the role of acting assistant mayor.

Robertson filled Levey's seat Monday night. All three positions will be up for election in May 2008, according to Town Clerk Amy Simmons.

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The other two town council members are David Brumage and Richard Walton.

"I was asked to come to the Monday meeting," Robertson said. "I was told I was at the top of the list."

A 15-year resident of Keedysville, Robertson said she has been taking minutes at the Keedysville Planning and Zoning meetings for about 10 years.

Also for the past 10 years, she has served on the board of directors of the Trout Run Residents Association.

Robertson, 50, is a paraprofessional on the special education team at Smithsburg Elementary School. She and her husband are the parents of a son, Chris, 22, and a daughter, Laurie, 31.

Her husband, Tim Robertson, is chairman of the Keedysville Planning and Zoning board.

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