Two file for Sudlersville elec­tion

Record Observer - - News - By CHRISTOPHER KERSEY

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.