2004 Montgomery County Board of Education and ballot question results
This is not original reporting. All information compiled from "Cox, Ervin and Abrams victorious" by Sean R. Sedam of The Gazette, "Council Term Limits, Districts Among Issues" by Tim Craig of The Washington Post and election results as reported by The Washington Post.
All voting precinct results have been reported as of Nov. 3 2004, and Sharon W. Cox, Stephen N. Abrams and Valerie Ervin all won Board of Education elections. Ballots also included three referendums, called Question A, B and C, that were defeated.
According to The Gazette, Cox beat Tommy Le with a 70-percent majority, Abrams defeated incumbent Walter N. Lange with 53 percent of votes and Ervin won over Sheldon Fishman with 59 percent.
A new representative for the Board of Education's District 5 will also be sworn in to take place for Henry Lee, who left in October due to family reasons, reported The Gazette.
The winners of the elections, as well as the District 5 Board representative, are to be sworn in on Dec. 1.
Question A would have revoked county council members' right to raise property taxes beyond a certain limit. Question B proposed a term limit to be enforced for county executives and council members. Question C suggested nine single-member districts to replace the at-large council seats, with each district to represent 110,000 people.
According to The Washington Post, all three questions on the ballots were voted down. The percentage of voters opposed to each question was as follows: 61 percent against Question A, 59 percent against Question B and 52 percent against Question C.
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