GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — He’s just 27 years old, and now he’s the youngest mayor ever elected in Greenbelt.
Colin Byrd, a Democrat and lifelong Greenbelter, was elected Tuesday, receiving a total of 1,769 votes.READ MORE: Protest For Jailed Capitol Rioters: Police Ready This Time
Byrd defeated incumbent three-term mayor Emmett V. Jordan by just 95 votes.READ MORE: Mount Airy Man Clifton Beck Reported Missing During Grand Canyon Trip
“Many thanks to the people of Greenbelt. Many, many thanks to all of my supporters,” he wrote on social media Wednesday. “And congratulations to each of my colleagues on their re-elections. I look forward to continuing our shared work together on behalf of the people of Greenbelt.”MORE NEWS: Woman Found Dead In Downtown Baltimore Fire Was Shot Beforehand, Police Say
The University of Maryland, College Park graduate has served on the city council since 2017.