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Clear Spring mayor, two town council members re-elected

November 07, 2011|By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com

CLEAR SPRING — Longtime mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. will continue to serve Clear Spring for another term.

Hose, 64, of South Martin Street, was re-elected Monday as mayor in the annual town election, along with town council incumbents Theodore “Teddy” Hovermale, 70, and Carol Hovermale, 69 of Cumberland Street.

Hose and the Hovermales ran unopposed in the 2011 election.

Of the town’s 358 eligible residents, according to the 2010 census, 22 voted in the election Monday, Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said.

Voters were not required to register to vote in Clear Spring’s municipal election.

Town Hall was open from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday for the election.

Turnout for the election was about 6 percent, she said.

Of the ballots cast, Hose received 22 votes for mayor, according to election results.

Teddy Hovermale received 22 votes while Carol Hovermale received 21 votes, according to election results.

The Washington County Clerk of Courts will swear Hose and the Hovermales into public service in December, Grimm said.

According to the town charter, the three officially will take office again on the first Tuesday in January.

Grimm said previously that Hose has served Clear Spring as either mayor or vice mayor for the last 28 years.

Teddy Hovermale served a few years on the council in the 1980s and was elected to his current post in 2005, Grimm said.

Carol Hovermale has been a councilwoman since 2005, when she was elected in a special March election, Grimm said.

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