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8:57 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Salisbury Decides Future of City in Today's Vote

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It’s Election Day in Salisbury.

Topping the list is that of the race for Mayor where incumbent Jim Ireton is facing off against Delmarva blogger Joe Albero.

In the money race Ireton comes out ahead with a commanding lead of over $10-thousand to $71-hundred for Albero.

At one time, Albero had been supportive of Ireton.

Meanwhile, in District 2 two term incumbent Council Vice President Debbie Campbell is being challenged by urban planner Jake Day…who overwhelmed her in the primary with over 800 votes around 300.

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8:25 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Last Salisbury University Campus Debate by City Candidates

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Mayoral and city council candidates  met last night for the last of their debates on the campus of Salisbury University as they face off in next week’s election.

In the most contentious race Mayor Jim Ireton was pressed about when he planned to send up a name to fill the long vacant position of Fire Chief.

The Mayor responded that he would do so when “…it was ready to go.”

Meanwhile, challenger Joe Albero is a local blogger who has been sharply critical of the Salisbury Zoo.

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11:25 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Still Counting in Salisbury District 1 Primary Vote

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Democracy in Salisbury’s District 1 is still a work in progress with the outcome for second place still in doubt.

The top two finishers in the primary will go onto to compete in next month’s general election.

Cynthia Polk and April Jackson with 12 absentee ballots counted yesterday still put Polk one vote ahead at 62-to61.

Incumbent Council member Shanie Shields picked up 14 votes increasing her count to 69.

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9:17 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Salisbury Primary Results Pose Danger to Incumbent Debbie Campbell

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Two term City Council member Debbie Campbell fell far behind her challenger in Salisbury’s primary yesterday.

Jake Day led by a 3-to-1 margin garnering 803 votes to Campbell’s 271 in District 2. 

The third candidate in the race Jack Heath CEO of Lower shore Enterprises came in third with 197 votes.

There are 140 absentee ballots still to be counted tomorrow.

Then there are provisional ballots that will be counted on March 6th and 8th.

Meanwhile, in District 2 incumbent Shanie Shields led businesswoman Cynthia Polk by a 55 to 40 vote margin.

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8:48 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Primary Day in Salisbury City Elections

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Voters in Salisbury go to the polls today to choose the finalists for the general election in April for two council districts.

District 2

In the at-large District 2 incumbent Debbie Campbell is seeking a third term and faces redevelopment activist Jake Day and nonprofit executive Jack Heath.

The issues highlighted by the candidates range from revitalizing downtown and attracting businesses to homeownership.

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11:06 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Cynthia Polk Makes Another Stab at Salisbury City Council Seat

Salisbury City Council Member Shanie Shields (1st District)
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Cynthia Polk is returning to take another shot at Salisbury’s First Council district.


She lost incumbent Shanie Shields by a one vote last time around.


Polk once worked at the Wayne Division of Dresser Equipment Group noting that it provided jobs and stimulated the local economy.


The majority-minority district primary next month we also see a challenge by April Jackson whose father brought the lawsuit that created the predominantly African American seat on the council.

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