Longtime Funkstown Town Council member defeated in election

Ramer edged out by two votes

May 07, 2012

FUNKSTOWN — Longtime Funkstown Town Council member Kim Ramer was defeated in Monday’s town election when he was edged out of a four-way race by two votes, according to Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes.

Four candidates filed to run for three open seats on the council. Political newcomer Luke Barnette finished with 60 votes, incumbent John Phillips III received 60 votes and incumbent Robert D. Rodgers was re-elected with 57 votes, Haynes said.

Ramer received 55 votes, Haynes said.

Ramer has been on the council for more than 20 years. He lost his seat in 2006 before returning.

Assistant Mayor Sharon Chirgott, who was unopposed in Monday’s election, received 67 votes, Haynes said.

There were five write-in votes for assistant mayor, Haynes said.

Phillips, Barnette, Barry Warrenfeltz, council member Richard Gaver and Judy Bowers each received one write-in vote for the position, Haynes said.

— Dave McMillion

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