Two dis­tricts con­tested in county coun­cil race

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CAM­BRIDGE — Two dis­tricts in Dorch­ester County will have con­tested races for county coun­cil, with three races un­con­tested.

District 1 will have a con­tested race be­tween in­cum­bent Don Sat­ter­field, a repub­li­can, and Demo­cratic can­di­date Jay New­comb. Also run­ning in District 1 was write-in is Shay Lewis-Sisco, a Demo­crat. In District 5, Repub­li­can in­cum­bent Thomas Brad­shaw will be chal­lenged by Libby Nagel, a repub­li­can.

Wil­liam Ni­chols, a Demo­crat, will be un­con­tested in District 2, while Ricky Travers an­other Demo­crat will be un­con­tested in District 3. Repub­li­can Lenny Pfeffer is un­con­tested in District 4.

District 1

Don Sat­ter­field is com­plet­ing his first term on the county coun­cil. He has 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence serv­ing for the U.S. Army., about a decade in the Dorch­ester County Sher­iff’s of­fice and time spent man­ag­ing the Dorch­ester County Air­port. Sat­ter­field said his goal as a coun­cil­man is to con­tinue to bring op­por­tu­nity to the county.

“For years in the past we missed op­por­tu­ni­ties,” Sat­ter­field said. “The cur­rent coun­cil and my­self be­lieve we’re mak­ing strides . ... Our de­vel­op­ment all over has im­proved, our sup­port for in­fra­struc­ture has im­proved.”

New­comb, a Dorch­ester na­tive, is a grad­u­ate of Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High School. New­comb also is a life­long mem­ber of Church Creek Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany. New­comb also owns and op­er­ates Old Salty’s Restau­rant and Old Salty’s Seafood.

New­comb is a strong pro­po­nent of ed­u­ca­tion, and said he has been a part of var­i­ous county bud­gets as part of his time on the coun­cil. New­comb also said he was fo­cused on di­ver­sity and pro­vid­ing in­clu­siv­ity.

“(I’m) will­ing to work with the di­verse pop­u­la­tion, from the farmers to the wa­ter­men, pro­cess­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing,” New­comb said.

Lewis-Sisco has spent the pre­vi­ous two years in Work­force De­vel­op­ment for Mary­land. She also has ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing for the Dorch­ester County Depart­ment of So­cial Ser­vices and Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools.

“As an elected of­fi­cial my obli­ga­tion and com­mit­ment is to the re­uni­fi­ca­tion of Dorch­ester County,” Lewis-Sisco said. District 2

Demo­crat Wil­liam Ni­chols will run un­op­posed in District

2. A grad­u­ate of Cam­bridge High School, Ni­chols is a mem­ber of the parks and re­cre­ation board for the county, along with be­ing a mem­ber of the Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Coun­ties leg­isla­tive board. District 3

Demo­crat Ricky Travers, cur­rent pres­i­dent of the coun­cil, will run un­op­posed in District 3. Travers is a Cam­bridge High School grad­u­ate and also is owner of Sim­mons Cen­ter Market on Race Street in Cam­bridge.

District 4

Repub­li­can Lenny Pfeffer will run un­op­posed in District

4. Pfeffer is a pre­vi­ous au­to­mo­tive ser­vice fa­cil­ity man­ager and a pre­vi­ous small busi­ness owner. Pfeffer is a strong pro­po­nent of ed­u­ca­tion, along with build­ing a sus­tain­able bud­get for the county. District 5

Repub­li­can in­cum­bent Tom Brad­shaw is cur­rently in his sec­ond term. Brad­shaw is a co-owner of Reid’s Grove Coun­try Store. Brad­shaw also said ed­u­ca­tion was an im­por­tant pri­or­ity of the coun­cil.

“Our schools are a ma­jor pri­or­ity in this county,” Brad­shaw said. “I ad­vo­cate for bet­ter use of the sys­tems we have in place, more class­room teach­ers, less ad­min­is­tra­tors and tak­ing bet­ter care of our prop­er­ties.”

Repub­li­can Libby Nagel will chal­lenge Brad­shaw. Nagel lists her ex­pe­ri­ence as an 18 year farmer and land owner, along with be­ing part owner of Win Trans­port Inc., a trans­porta­tion bro­ker com­pany.

Nagel also is a strong pro­po­nent of ed­u­ca­tion, and said she would en­cour­age the board to have the best re­sources avail­able for ed­u­ca­tion.

“I would ad­vo­cate the school board who re­ceives monies from the county for their bud­get to seek and main­tain their ex­cel­lent teach­ing staff and in­sure monies be spent for the safety of teach­ers and stu­dents in all schools in the county,” Nagel said.

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