One On One, Nov. 7, 2019: Salisbury Election Review

Greater Salisbury Committee President & CEO Mike Dunn stops in to discuss Tuesday’s Salisbury city election results and reflect on Mayor Jake Day’s contributions to community government.

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day cruises to re-election

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day had an easy victory over challenger Wayne King, garnering 85 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s city election. Day received 2,276 votes and King got 377. An excited crowd of supporters during an election night victory party at Brew River sang the Mayor’s campaign jingle “It’s a New Day,” and shouted […]

Council District 1: Jackson wins second term

Salisbury City Councilwoman April Jackson easily won re-election to her District 1 seat, edging out challengers Timothy Sheppard and Mable E. Marshall. Jackson received 267 votes, followed by Sheppard with 120 and Marshall with 28. “I’m overwhelmed,” Jackson said during an election night party at Brew River. “I’m very pleased to be ack.” Jackson’s focus […]

Council District 3: Heath turns back challenger

City Council President Jack Heath on Tuesday easily turned back a challenge from political newcomer Riley S. Smith, prevailing in District 3 balloting. Heath won 542 votes to 128 votes for Smith. Heath, 72, a Sandy Bottom Court resident, was originally appointed to the council but was elected in his own right four years ago. […]

Council District 4: Gregory wins easily over Taylor

Michele Gregory of Parkway Avenue will become a new member of the City Council, following her easy win Tuesday over Jonathan Taylor of Mill Pond Lane. Gregory captured 439 votes to104 votes for Taylor. The District 4 battle was the only city race that featured no incumbents. Councilman Jim Ireton, who also previously served as […]

Council District 5: Blake produces decisive win

Councilwoman Angela Blake, a Sandstone Court resident who was appointed to the council last year to represent District 5, turned back a challenge from Shawn Jester in Tuesday’s balloting. Blake received 444 votes to 263 votes for Jester. Blake, a social worker, was appointed to the council in February to replace R. Hardy Rudasill who […]

City candidates release financial disclosures

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day amassed $52,375 in campaign contributions for his re-election bid, an amount that is more than double his $24,910 election war chest in 2015, according to a recent financial report. The lengthy list of donors to Day’s campaign reads like a who’s who of prominent Salisbury residents and businesses. By comparison, Day’s […]

Salisbury Mayor’s Race: Day and King battling it out

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and his opponent in the upcoming city election, Wayne King, set out decidedly different visions for the city during a debate in which King hurled accusations and biting remarks at the incumbent. On the stage last week at Salisbury University, King, who identifies himself as a conservative Republican, tried to paint […]

Council District 5: Angela Blake vs. Shawn Jester

Angela Blake, who was appointed to the Salisbury City Council in February to replace R. Hardy Rudasill, will face opposition from Shawn Jester for the District 5 seat. The city’s nonpartisan election will be held Nov. 5. Originally from Galena in Kent County, Blake studied at Salisbury University and stayed in the city where she […]

City District 3: Jack Heath vs. Riley Smith

City Council President Jack Heath points to his role steering Salisbury through a time of unprecedented growth while also cultivating civility on the council as reasons residents of District 3 should re-elect him for another four years in office. His opponent, Riley S. Smith, a former accountant, says he is fed up with increases in […]