Ch­e­sa­peake City coun­cil­men sworn in

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL & REGIONAL - By JA­COB OWENS

jowens@ce­cil­whig.com

— More than two months af­ter they won re-elec­tion, coun­cil­men Harry Samp­son and Tom Mor­ris were sworn back into of­fice on Mon­day night.

Mor­ris and Samp­son earned 199 and 154 votes, re­spec­tively, in the June 6 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion while their chal­lengers Joe MacDon­ald and Bill Staker got

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106 and 55 votes, re­spec­tively. In the same elec­tion, Mayor Dean Geraci­mos de­ci­sively won a third term as mayor of the canal town, beat­ing Frank Vari, a town coun­cil­man seek­ing the top post, by nearly a two-toone mar­gin, gar­ner­ing 186 votes to Vari’s 95 votes.

Mor­ris, a 26-year town res­i­dent and cur­rent Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany No. 1 of Ch­e­sa­peake City fire chief, starts his sec­ond term on town coun­cil, while Samp- son, an ac­tive mem­ber of the town’s gov­ern­ment for 19 years, will start his sixth two-year term on coun­cil.

Also on Mon­day night, the town coun­cil unan­i­mously named Coun­cil­man Bill Min­ers as vice pres­i­dent of the board for this year, giv­ing him the power to run town meet­ings and sign town checks should the mayor be ab­sent. The coun­cil also se­lected Mor­ris as vice pres­i­dent for fis­cal year 2018.

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