UPDATED: Steve Rideout Wins Cambridge Mayoral Runoff Election


UPDATED – 09/20/22 – 8:45pm – The City of Cambridge has a new mayor. Steve Rideout was the top vote-getter with 681 votes or 55.01% to 557 or 44.99% for Addie Eckardt in a runoff election Tuesday. These results are unofficial.

The original election was August 23 – with six candidates vying for the seat, however none of the candidates received over 50% of the vote. Eckardt and Rideout were the top vote-getters in that election and were the only candidates in yesterday’s election.

A special election was called for to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Andrew Bradshaw, who resigned in January. Rideout will fill the remainder of the term which ends in 2025.

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Tuesday, September 20th, is the Mayoral Runoff election in Cambridge. Former Cambridge Commissioner Steve Rideout and State Senator Addie Eckardt advanced to a September runoff after none of the 6 candidates received more than 50% of the vote in the August 23rd election. Polls will be open Tuesday from 7am to 7pm at Chesapeake College Cambridge Center (at 418 Race Street, Cambridge, MD).

If you still have a mail-in or absentee ballot – you now have until1pm on Tuesday to hand deliver it to a clerk at the post office in Cambridge where the ballot will be sorted into a secured ballot box and counted on Election Day.

A special election was called for to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Andrew Bradshaw, who resigned in January. The unexpired term of the mayor runs through 2025.


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