Chamber reception kicks off election season
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— Cecil County’s general election season officially kicked into gear Thursday with a small group of voters showing up at Schaefer’s Banquet Hall to rub elbows and chat with local candidates.
The event, plugged as a “candidates reception” and sponsored by the government relations committee of the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce, attracted about 30 citizens.
Former Cecil County Pub-
lic Schools Superintendent Carl Roberts, who chaired the event, told the audience he hoped the gathering would give people a chance to talk one- on- one with candidates.
“Local elections are important,” he said. “Even though national elections are getting all the publicity.”
Early voting begins Oct. 27 and ends Nov. 3 with election day following on Nov. 8.
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Wayne Tome, the Democratic candidate for Cecil County Executive, said the county needs to become more competitive in retaining its top employees.