WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND

ELECTION RETURNS

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 8, 2022


COUNTY EXECUTIVE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Ernest F. Davis 13,060

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Julie M. Giordano* 15,509

LIBERTARIAN PARTY
Muir Boda 1,702


COUNTY COUNCIL

DISTRICT 1

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Shanie P. Shields* 2,808

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Kyle E. Cole 1,216

DISTRICT 2

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Talana D. Watson 2,842

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Jeff Merritt* 5,347

DISTRICT 3

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
(no candidate filed)

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Shane T. Baker*

DISTRICT 4

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Joshua A. Hastings* 2,914

REPUBLICAN PARTY
(no candidate filed)

DISTRICT 5

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
(no candidate filed)

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Joseph Holloway* 5,274

AT LARGE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Bradley J. Gillis 12,323
Megan Outten 11,621
REPUBLICAN PARTY
John T. Cannon* 15,578
James Winn* 12,753

BOARD OF EDUCATION

DISTRICT 1

Luc Angelot 1,136
Allen C. Brown* 2,327

DISTRICT 2

N. Eugene (Gene) Malone* 3,636
Karin Miller 2,875

DISTRICT 3

Leonard Arvi 2,040
Susan W. Beauchamp* 4,011

DISTRICT 4

David Plotts* 1,920
Ann Brittingham Suthowski 1,245

DISTRICT 5

Jake Blank 1,927
Edward J. (John) Palmer* 2,844

AT LARGE

George M. Demko 9,769
Bonnie H. Ennis 13,561
Kristin N. Hazel 11,322
Darren J. Lombardo 9,474

STATE'S ATTORNEY

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
(no candidate filed)

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Jamie L. Dykes* 23,015


CIRCUIT COURT CLERK

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
James B. (Bo) McAllister* 21,996

REPUBLICAN PARTY
(no candidate filed)


SHERIFF

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
(no candidate filed)

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Michael A. (Mike) Lewis* 22,398


ORPHANS' COURT JUDGES
(vote for 3)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Melissa Pollitt Bright* 15,138
David G. Whitelock 11,752

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Grover Green Cantwell, Jr.* 15,928
James Jester* 14,214


REGISTER OF WILLS

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Karen A. Lemon* 22,812

REPUBLICAN PARTY
(no candidate filed)


CHARTER AMENDMENTS BY ACT OF COUNTY COUNCIL
(RESOLUTION 72-2022)

Question A:
COUNTY COUNCIL VACANCIES
CHARTER SECTION 205

To amend the County Charter to provide: (A) a County Council vacancy shall be filled by a qualified person or person within One Hundred Twenty (120) days after the vacancy occurs; and (B) a vacancy may be filled from a list of four (4) persons submitted by the Local State Central Committee of the party of the vacating Councilperson; and (C) a vacancy of an unaffiliated Council member shall be filled by a qualified unaffiliated person.

For* Against
20,519 5,901
% of Total 77.66% 22.34%


Question B:
SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL COUNCIL VACANCY
CHARTER SECTION 206

To amend the County Charter to provide that Council vacancies shall not be filled by a Special Election.

For Against*
12,858 13,370
% of Total 49.02% 50.98%


Question C:
QUORUM & CENSURE
CHARTER SECTION 306

To amend the County Charter to provide (A) Council Members must be physically present or electronically present with the approval of the Council president due to extenuating circumstances to constitute a quorum; and (B) a Council person may be censured by an affirmative vote of at least five (5) members of the County Council for actions which are repeated, substantial violations of this Charter.

For* Against
22,733 3,824
% of Total 85.60% 14.40%


Question D:
REFERENDUM ON BOND ISSUES & OTHER LOCAL LAWS & LIMITATIONS ON BOND ISSUES
CHARTER SECTIONS 312 & 313

To amend the County Charter to provide (A) referendum on public local laws reallocating bond proceeds; and (B) authorization to issue bonds or other obligations by the County Council or the County official designated by the County Council for a term of forty (40) years from the date of issuance; and (C) borrowing authorization must be authorized by an existing State law or public local law passed by the County Council; and (D) Any notice of sale of bonds or other obligations to be sold by public auction at competitive bid may be published or disseminated by other methods approved by the County Council.

For* Against
16,685 7,264
% of Total 69.67% 30.33%


Question E:
EXECUTIVE BRANCH - CENSURE OR REMOVAL
CHARTER SECTION 408

To amend the County Charter to provide the County Executive may be censured by an affirmative vote of at least five (5) members of the County Council for actions which are repeated, substantial violations of this Charter.

For* Against
20,802 5,103
% of Total 80.30% 19.70%


Question F:
COMPOSITION; RESTRICTIONS ON CREATION
CHARTER SECTION 503

To amend the County Charter to provide for the creation of the Department of Aviation.

For* Against
18,083 7,305
% of Total 71.23% 28.77%


Question G:
DEPARTMENT OF LAW
CHARTER SECTION 507

To amend the County Charter to provide for that the County Attorney shall serve at the pleasure of the County Executive.

For* Against
13,087 12,279
% of Total 51.59% 48.41%


Question H:
PERSONNEL SYSTEM & PROHIBITION AGAINST ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION
CHARTER SECTIONS 601 & 609

To amend the County Charter to provide (A) upon recommendation of the County Executive, the County Council shall modify the personnel system by Resolution after public hearing; and (B) the County Executive shall devote the entire time during office working hours to performance of office duties.

For* Against
20,771 4,683
% of Total 81.60% 18.40%


Question I:
CAPITAL PROGRAM & BUDGET
CHARTER SECTIONS 704, 708 & 709

To amend the County Charter to provide (A) the County Council may reallocate proceeds of bonds and other obligations by amending the original or subsequent Capital Budget by Resolution; and (B) the County Council may amend dates and corresponding hearing dates by Resolution; and (C) the County Council may transfer appropriations between offices, departments and boards during the last quarter of the year by Resolution; and (D) the County Council may make supplementary and emergency appropriations by Resolution.

For* Against
15,860 8,935
% of Total 63.96% 36.04%


Question J:
LAPSED APPROPRIATIONS; & APPROPRIATION CONTROL OF CAPITAL FUNDS
CHARTER SECTIONS 710 & 712

To amend the County Charter to provide (A) funds available from bonds or other obligations for completed or abandoned capital projects shall be applied in accordance with Charter Section 712; and (B) the County Council may amend the Capital Budget or other authorizing legislation by Resolution to reallocate surplus funds to other Capital Projects; the Capital Budget for the next fiscal year, or payment of existing debt service.

For* Against
18,637 6,512
% of Total 74.11% 25.89%


* = winner

Source: Wicomico County Board of Elections

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