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Peter Benjamin Photo 7082016The Mayor is Peter Benjamin

The Mayor is elected for a two–year term.  Mayor Benjamin was first elected mayor in 1996 and served two terms, ending in 2000.  He served a single term from 2002 to 2004, served two more terms from 2012 to 2016, and is now in his sixth term, having been re-elected in 2016.  Mayor Benjamin's current term is until May, 2018.  He also served as a Councilmember in 2002, at which time he was selected to fill the vacant mayoral position, and from 2005 to 2007, resigning in 2007 to become a member of the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority board and a commissioner of the Washington Suburban Transit Commission.  He has also served a chair of both of those boards.  Prior to being in Garrett Park elective office, Peter was president of the Citizens Association.  He has also been an executive of Metro, Associate Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, and did mission planning and crew training for all of the Apollo lunar landings.

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