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UPDATE: D'Antoni Wins Election, Is First Honorary Mayor

Jerry D'Antoni, the latecomer to the honorary mayor of Pikesville Patch race, has won the title, taking 50 percent of the votes.

UPDATE (3:44 p.m. Sept. 10) Because Baltimore County communities don't have official mayors, we're electing one for our online community covering Pikesville--Pikesville Patch.

And Monday afternoon, Patch readers elected Jerry D'Antoni as honorary mayor of Pikesville Patch-the first ever in the nearly two-year-history of the online community covering Pikesville.

D'Antoni is president of the Baltimore County and the Pikesville Police & Community Relations Councils, and is a former firefighter with the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company.

Jill Dudley Cohen, the third generation at Mike Wolf Tax Service, came in second with 32 percent of the votes.

D'Antoni is a longtime Pikesville resident who, sources say, is close friends with , who helps the Pikesville PCRC with its Adopt-A-Family Christmas program.

That connection, and the connection with Baltimore County police, may have been what secured his victory, other insiders say.

Not to be ignored, however, are D'Antoni's 50 years living in Pikesville.

Equally important, he was a member of the for 16 years, and is director of the Silvercreek Citizens on Patrol group.

Through his work leading the the PCRCs, he has helped secure grants for the , as well as for .

Linda Gudis Lazarus September 08, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Jerry is the best ever!!!! So devoted to Pikesville!!! He donates all of his free time ( that's a laugh ) to make Pikesville a wonderful place to work and live!!! Jerry IS the MAYOR OF PIKESVILLE !!!!!
TRC September 10, 2012 at 11:48 AM
I've never heard of Jerry. What does he do that makes him so wonderful? Inquiring minds want to know!
jd September 10, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I'm the president of the Baltimore County Police and Community Relations Council, I've been involve with the police department in Pikesville for 15 years,I was a member of the Pikesville Vol. Fire Dept. for 16 years,I'm the director of the Silvercreek Citizens on Patrol,and I have been instrumental in obtaining grant monies for the Baltimore County Police and Community Relations Council. If you would like to learn more try attending one of the PCRC meetings.If you read the Pikesville Patch on the regular bases I'm sure you would have seen what I do for Pikesville were I have lived for over 50 years.
Janet Metzner September 10, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Thanks Jerry, for telling us about yourself! And good luck in the race for honorary mayor of Pikesville Patch. Voting ends at 3 p.m. today.
Janet Metzner September 10, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Candidate Jill Dudley Cohen provided the following information: "Politics comes naturally to me. I'm the great-granddaughter of the late U.S. Congressman and former Political Boss, Harry B. Wolf. My Grandmother, Harry S. Wolf was the first female candidate for Mayor of Baltimore in 1967. I have served on the Executive Board of the Summit Chase Townhouse Association for 17 years and I am the immediate Past President. I serve on the Executive Board of The Reform Temple, Inc. as Treasurer. My family and I provide High Holiday services at Pikesville High School at no charge for approximately 1,000 people each year. It's a free one hour service in the Classical Reform Tradition (maybe you'll join us!) I served six years as Governor of The Suburban Club and was in charge of the Entertainment and Young Members Committees. I didn't just give ideas, I actually ran the events as well. I love to have fun and see others enjoy as well. I have volunteered for The Family Tree's Great Chef's Dinner and Keep Your Cool events. It was a great learning experience for my son who also volunteered. I am the wife of the amazing Dr. Brian M. Cohen, America's Best Optometrist and the Mother of the charming Bradley Cohen."
Neily j September 10, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Jill deserves it more!!!!! She is more worthy!!!! She doesn't tell people to read the pikesville patch to learn of what she does. Jill does all her good deeds for Pikesville quietly and without fanfare. She is not a politician she is a real person. Vote for Jill!!! If not her give Ross a vote~~~~
DK September 10, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I was trying to vote for Jill but I see that voting is closed. I thought it ended at 3?
Jill Dudley Cohen September 10, 2012 at 06:08 PM
This election seems to be running parallel to my Grandmother's race in 1967...She lost to Tommy D'Alesandro...another Italian name with a D apostrophe.
Janet Metzner September 10, 2012 at 06:14 PM
DK: Sorry you had trouble. Is it still not working for you? Please call me at 410-302-9093, and I can help you sign up as a Pikesville Patch reader.
Janet Metzner September 10, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Jill, that's uncanny! But the race isn't over yet!
Janet Metzner September 10, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Congratulations to Jerry D'Antoni, honorary mayor of Pikesville Patch! Let's show our support by leaving messages of encouragement!

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