Ocean Pines, MDbaysideoc.com

Pines election forum provides fresh voices

(June 17, 2021) Two newcomers, one prior candidate and one incumbent, all jockeying for two open seats, faced off during the Ocean Pines 2021 Board election forum last Wednesday. The need to incorporate wider community voices was a common thread offered by Stuart Lakernick, Rick Farr and David Hardy, while...
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Somerset County, MDaminerdetail.com

BREAKING: Franchot door hangers upend Dem gubernatorial contest

Please take out your red pens and mark June 14 as the day the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial contest solidified its top-tier: Peter Franchot’s door hangers are hotter than a Somerset County clam bake in July. In an email blast released shortly before noon Monday, the Democratic comptroller’s “people-powered campaign” issued...
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Maryland Statemyeasternshoremd.com

Dorchester Citizens for Better Government group forms

CAMBRIDGE — A group of Dorchester citizens have come together to establish a ballot issue committee that was formally approved June 4 by the Maryland State Board of Elections. The group is called the Dorchester Citizens for Better Government with its mission being to find ways to improve the functioning of the Dorchester County government, which organizers say has shown too many of its flaws and lack of transparency since the 2018 election.

MD Gubernatorial Candidate Candidate Doug Gansler & Eastern Shore

The Democratic primary field is getting crowded in the race to succeed Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) next year. One of those is former state Attorney General Doug Gansler who has announced a second run to the state's top office. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with him about the campaign ahead and Eastern Shore issues.
Trappe, MDstardem.com

Brian Schmidt, Nick Newnam, Walter Chase win Trappe council seats

TRAPPE — Newcomer Brian Schmidt won the most votes for the Trappe Town Council by a large margin after polls closed on election day, but incumbents Walter Chase and Nick Newnam also won re-election, beating out challenger Don English. A total of 93 voters cast ballots in the Trappe Town...
Brookview, MDmyeasternshoremd.com

Current Brookview leaders retain seats

BROOKVIEW — The Town of Brookview's leaders retained their seats in accordance with the town charter after no challengers filed for the scheduled May 8 election. The incumbents, along with the secretary/treasurer and the circuit rider town manager, will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, at the town office.
Preston, MDstardem.com

Waltermeyer wins another term on Preston commission

PRESTON — The Preston Town Commission met Monday, May 3, and swore in an incumbent commissioner for another term. Gary Waltermeyer was reelected April 26. He was up against Ben Steinmiller. In the town of 725 people, only 32 came to the polls. Waltermeyer won, 20-12. “I want to thank...
East New Market, MDmyeasternshoremd.com

East New Market holds town election

EAST NEW MARKET — East New Market’s mayor won her tenth term, and voters selected three commissioners in the town election on Tuesday, May 11 in the Dorchester County municipality. Caroline Cline received 22 votes to challenger Jessica Gambrill's 15 votes. Commission candidate Valencia Stagg recieved the most votes with...
Seaford, DEdelawarepublic.org

GOP lawmakers propose slate of elections bills

Republican state lawmakers unveil a package of bills seeking to change voter ID laws and reform the election system as a whole. The package of bills are mostly aimed at discouraging voter fraud, according to House Minority Leader Danny Short (R-Seaford). Short says these bills aren’t a reaction to any...
Saint Mary's County, MDSo Md News.com

O'Connor files for St. Mary's commissioner president seat

The 2022 election cycle began in earnest in St. Mary’s with its first entrant, Commissioner John O’Connor (R), filing last Wednesday for the commissioner president seat. O’Connor, who has represented the third election district since 2014, said he was running for the spot to bring “new direction” to the board of county commissioners.
Brookview, MDmyeasternshoremd.com

Brookview election set for May 8

BROOKVIEW — The Town of Brookview will hold an election on Saturday, May 8, for two town commissioners positions. The election for a commissioner with a three-year term and a commissioner with a two-year term will be held between 10 a.m. and noon May 8 at the town office.
Snow Hill, MDWMDT.com

Snow Hill election results announced

SNOW HILL, Md. – Melisa Weidner has been re-elected to the Central District Council seat in Snow Hill. It was a close race with Weidner pulling 57 votes, and her opponent Jon Myers garnering 50 votes. This is Weidner’s second term in office. Western District Council member Regina Blake ran...
Trappe, MDstardem.com

Walter Chase running for re-election to Trappe Town Council

TRAPPE — Trappe Town Commissioner Walter Chase has filed for re-election. He has served on and off the council since 2004, but joins a competitive race with four candidates seeking election for three council seats on May 11. Town planning commission member Brian Schmidt has filed as a write-in candidate,...
Trappe, MDstardem.com

Don English seeks another stint on Trappe council

TRAPPE — Don English, an active member of the Trappe community since 1965, is running for election to the Trappe Town Council. He’s previously served on the council numerous times. English joins a competitive race for the May 11 election. Four candidates are vying for three open seats. Brian Schmidt,...