The Mayor of Crisfield Percy Purnell has jumped into the race for District 38A in Maryland’s House of Delegates which represents Somerset County and parts of Wicomico County.
The 73-year old Purnell said that he was running because of concerns about the livelihoods of watermen and farmers.
The longtime Crisfield resident added many people urged him to run.
He also expressed a lack of confidence in first term incumbent Republican Charles Otto.
The Democrat told the Salisbury Daily Times, “The only way I can say it is Somerset County is not being properly represented.”
Although he added, he was not trying to be critical of Otto.