Goslee prevails in school board District 3 recount

Following a ballot recount, Board of Education candidate David Goslee was declared the winner by one vote and sworn in to represent District 3 early this week. After the swearing in, board members gathered for dinner and a meeting. “I guess I’m still in shock that I finally got it. The Lord’s got me there […]

Final tallies awaited in Wicomico school board race

At the request of Wicomico County Board of Education candidate David Goslee, there will be a manual recount of paper ballots containing votes for him and his challenger, Bill Turner. Goslee made the request of the Wicomico County Board of Elections after he lost the Nov. 6 election by one vote. The men are both […]

Recount sought in schools race separated by 1 vote

Wicomico County Board of Education candidate David Goslee, who lost by 1 vote in the Nov. 6 election, has requested a recount. When the votes were tallied on Election Day, Nov. 6, Goslee had a 17-vote lead and the consensus was the race was decided. But as absentee and provisional ballots were counted later, Goslee’s […]

Wicomico District 3 school board results flip to Turner; recount expected

On election night, he was a 17-vote loser. Ten days later, Bill Turner is the apparent winner in the District 3 Wicomico County school board race. By a single vote — 3,056 to 3,055 — Turner of Salisbury topped David Goslee Sr. of Powellville. Turner overcame his election night deficit by claiming 184 of the […]

Election Analysis: Party brands still matter

The so-called conventional wisdom weaving its way around Salisbury on Election Day morning was that Bob Culver would be re-elected County Executive, topping Jack Heath, with John Hamilton trailing far behind. Speculation had the percentages at 45 percent Culver, 40 percent Heath and 15 percent Hamilton. The results, as everyone knows by now, were far […]

Mathias on re-election loss: ‘I’m not bitter’

At midweek, a few days after losing his Maryland Senate seat to challenger Mary Beth Carozza, state Sen. Jim Mathias was on his way to a meeting. Typically upbeat, and with a gentle reminder that he’s still in office until January, Mathias said he has a legislative agenda “that I will move forward and now […]

Heath-Culver essentially tied in election fund-raising

While the election results were lopsided, County Executive candidates Bob Culver and Jack Heath were virtually tied when it came to raising campaign donations for their 2018 efforts. For the election cycle, Culver raised $20,265 to Heath’s $20,060. The figures do not include dollars raised in the final two weeks. Heath’s fund-raising surges came right […]

Who were the top 10 Wicomico vote recipients?

The Top 10 vote recipients in Wicomico County in the 2018 election: Karen Lemon, Register of Wills,  26,377 Mike Lewis, Sheriff, 23,456 Larry Hogan, Governor, 22,107 Kathleen Beckstead, Circuit Court Judge, 21,082 Matt Maciarello, Circuit Court Judge, 20,689 Jamie Dykes, State’s Attorney, 19,093 Mark Bowen, Orphan’s Court, 17,289 Bo McAllister, Clerk of Court, 17,108 Andy […]

Two County Charter amendments win approval

Wicomico County residents on Tuesday approved by referendum vote two charter amendments. An amendment to allow voters to decide if the County Council should confirm deputy directors and assistant directors of administration, just as they now approve hiring of department heads, won by 71 percent or 19,910 votes. A second amendment, to resolve if Council […]

Culver wins County Executive’s office again

What was expected to be a close contest between the incumbent County Executive and the sitting Salisbury City Council President ended in a rout Tuesday night. Republican Bob Culver brushed aside Democratic challenger John Hamilton and independent Jack Heath, taking 49.1 percent of the vote in the three-man contest. Culver becomes the second County Executive […]