Newcomer Kilmer easily breezes past Travers in District 2

Republican Marc Kilmer easily won election to the Wicomico County District 2 seat in Tuesday’s balloting.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Kilmer defeated Democrat Kirby Travers, 67 percent to 33 percent.

District 2 covers western Wicomico and a wide swath of the county south of Salisbury.

A graduate of Hillsdale College in Michigan, Kilmer works as a senior fellow for the Maryland Public Policy Institute, a free-market think tank. He has served as president of the Wicomico County Republican Club and was a member of the county’s Charter Review Committee.

Kilmer was the first of all the candidates to file for election last year.

Travers, who works as a deputy State Fire Marshal, ran a comparatively low-key campaign. He had no campaign website and rarely participated in public election events.

The district had been held by Stevie Prettyman since 1998. The Republican councilwoman announced last year that she would not seek re-election.

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