Forums to test Executive, Senate contenders

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Salisbury Committee and Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Salisbury University will host two forums for candidates for Wicomico County Executive and Maryland State Senate for District 38. The events will be in the Wicomico Room in the Guerrieri Student Union at Salisbury University. At 7 […]

Democrats back unaffiliated Heath for County Exec

The Democratic Club of Wicomico County this week broke with tradition and endorsed Jack Heath, an unaffiliated candidate for Wicomico County Executive, largely because of his commitment to increasing funding for county schools. The announcement was made by Gains Hawkins, president of the club, who, called the endorsement unprecedented. About 40 people attended a club […]

Primaries set the stage for November balloting

For Wicomico County voters, the true election excitement won’t come until November, but there were still some key decisions made in the voting booths on Tuesday. Wicomico County Council District 1 This race featured three Democrats competing for one office. Incumbent Ernie Davis, with 559 votes or 51.1 percent, turned back a challenge from former […]

One On One, June 14, 2018: Election Board Director Anthony Gutierrez

With Primary Day coming Tuesday, June 26, Wicomico Election Board Director Anthony Gutierrez discusses Early Voting, election procedures, ballot security and hos his office works to make the electoral process accessible to all citizens.

Early voting in Maryland is now under way

Early voting in Maryland begins today, Thursday, as the June 26 primary election nears. The opportunity to cast ballots ahead of time will continue for eight days, until June 21, including the weekend, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Midway Room of the Wicomico Civic Center. Voting may be done in person or […]

Election 2018: 32 races, lots of learning

Those who like to watch local politics will have a lot to look at in the next eight months as the tables are set for another election year. In Wicomico County, thanks to the addition of a school board election, voters will be asked to vote on 32 state and local races, selected from a […]

Turner, Goslee to square off for school board

Five candidates are now running for seats on the seven-member Wicomico County Board of Education. The nonpartisan election is Nov. 6. Now that the school board is an elected body instead on one whose members appointed by the governor, all seven seats are on the ballot. The board will reflect the Wicomico County Council format […]

Joe Holloway seeks County Council re-election

Wicomico County Councilman Joe Holloway has filed for his fourth term, representing District 5. Holloway, 64, a Republican who lives in Parsonsburg, said he is seeking re-election to continue working for county residents. Serving the area from west of Delmar to the Wicomico-Worcester County border, east of Willards and south to Mount Hermon Road, Holloway […]

Wicomico Sheriff Lewis seeking a fourth term

Citing success in the fight against drug trafficking and a 24 percent decrease in opioid-related overdoses, Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis announced his bid for re-election. Lewis, who was first elected sheriff in 2006 following a career as a state trooper, said he wants to continue serving citizens. “When we began this journey 11 years […]

City’s Jack Heath enters County Executive contest

By the time Salisbury City Council President Jack Heath announced his candidacy for Wicomico County Executive Wednesday afternoon, he had developed a plan emphasizing improved communication with the County Council. “I know most of the guys on the County Council, some of them real well, others not so well, but I know them all and […]