Two file for Sudlersville election
SUDLERSVILLE — The town will hold its election for commissioners in May and the deadline to file for two open seats, both lasting three years each, is approaching.
Town Commissioner Gregory Clark’s seat is up for election, but he has informed the town that he isn’t going to file for it again, said Jo Manning, town manager.
So far, David Ruffner, a member of the town’s Planning Commission, has filed for that seat and nobody else has at this time.
Another commissioner seat, currently held by Commissioner Ronald Ford, is up for election. Ford has filed for re-election, but no one else has so far filed to oppose him.
Manning announced the candidate filings during the commissioners’ regular meeting on Wednesday, April 5, at town hall. After the meeting, she said the filing deadline for candidates is 5 p.m. Monday, April 17, the end of the business day. To qualify to run for commissioner, the candidate must have lived two years in the town prior to the election and be a qualified voter, Manning said.
The election is held between noon and 7 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at town hall at 200 South Church St., Sudlersville.
Also after the meeting, Ford gave his reason for filing for reelection. “I enjoy it. I look out for the people of the town. I fight for the people in town,” he said
Ford is currently president of the town’s Planning Commission and acts as a liaison between that planning board and the town commissioners.
Both Clark and Ruffner were unavailable for comment. A phone number isn’t required on the sheet to file for the election. Just the address is.
Besides Ford and Clark, the five-member town commission includes William H. Faust III, Constance Engrem and Kevin Kerr. Faust is currently commission president and was chosen for that position by the commissioners.
The commissioners meet the first Wednesday every month at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.