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NOVEMBER 2, 2004


District 2
Stephen N. Abrams* 152,918
Walter Lange 135,154
write-in 743
Total 288,815

District 4
Valerie Ervin* 174,336
Sheldon Fishman 118,462
write-in 652
Total 293,450

At Large
Sharon W. Cox* 210,508
Tommy Le 89,037
write-in 937
Total 300,482


Question A:
Property Tax Limit

Eliminate the authority of the County Council, by an affirmative vote of 7 out of 9 Councilmembers, to levy a tax on real property that will produce revenue that exceeds the revenue limit set in Section 305 by amending Section 305 of the County Charter.

For Against
TOTAL 153,186 217,521
% of Total 41.32% 58.68%

Question B:
Term Limits - County Council and County Executive

Amend Sections 105 and 202 of the County Charter to:
--limit the County Executive and members of the County Council to 3 consecutive terms in office, and
--provide that a County Executive and any member of the County Council who will have served 3 or more consecutive terms on December 4, 2006, cannot serve another successive term in the same office.

For Against
TOTAL 179,294 192,823
% of Total 48.18% 51.82%

Question C:
County Council - Election by District

Amend Sections 102, 103, and 104 of the County Charter to:
--divide the County into 9, rather than the current 5, Council districts;
--elect all Councilmembers by district, rather than the current 5 by district and 4 at large; and
--[eliminate each voter's ability to vote for a majority of Councilmembers by reducing] reduce from 5 to 1 the number of Councilmembers each voter can vote for.

For Against
TOTAL 143,718 221,235
% of Total 39.38% 60.62%

* = winner

Source: Montgomery County Board of Elections

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