Write-in can­di­date set to run against Wil­lis

The Kent Island Bay Times - - News - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

QUEEN­STOWN — Queen­stown vot­ers will go to the polls Mon­day, Nov. 5.

In­cum­bent Queen­stown Town Com­mis­sioner Thomas B. Wil­lis Jr. was the only per­son to file for the up­com­ing town elec­tion by the Oct. 5 dead­line, but Paul Cain filed Oct. 23 to run as a write-in can­di­date against him, ac­cord­ing to Amy Moore, town clerk. The dead­line for write-in chal­lengers to file was Oct. 26.

The elec­tion is sched­uled for 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the town of­fice.

There are 461 ac­tive vot­ers listed for Queen­stown, but that num­ber is not com­pletely ac­cu­rate, Moore said. It still in­cludes some peo­ple who have moved out of town lim­its and some peo­ple who have died, she said.

In the 2017 elec­tion, 153 res­i­dents voted; it was a con­tested race. In 2016, the race was un­con­tested, and only 28 peo­ple voted, Moore said.

If Wil­lis re-elected, this would be his third con­sec­u­tive term as com­mis­sioner and fourth over­all since 1995. If Cain is elected, it would be his first term.

Terms for Queen­stown com­mis­sion­ers are for three years, and the new term will be­gin Nov. 28.

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