Eugene Graybeal last ran for the Bel Air Board of Commissioners 40 years ago. Tuesday, on his second try, the 74-year-old made it.
Graybeal, and incumbent Susan McComas, 39, were elected from among six candidates to four-year terms on the five-member town board.
McComas, who had served one term on the board, was the highest vote-getter, gathering 395 -- 385 votes at the polls and 10 absentee votes. Graybeal came in second with a total of 358 -- 348 votes at the polls and 10 absentee votes.
Other totals: Joseph P. Meadows, 238 votes, including three ab
sentee ballots; Madeleine W. Grant, 103 votes including four absentee ballots; Felix Tarasco, 46 votes; Donald J. Arnold, 30 votes. A seventh candidate, Janet Thomas, who verbally withdrew from the race because there was no mechanism for her to withdraw, received 12 votes, including one absentee vote.