Salisbury City Council elections

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Mayor Jim Ireton overwhelmed his opponent Roger Mazzullo in last week's City Council elections in District 4. But could he be a lone voice on the council when it comes to rental issues in the city? In part 1 of our interview with the Mayor we talked about those issues and how they will play out on the council.

Don Rush

Mayor-elect Jake Day will be taking the helm in the wake of yesterday’s city election which also saw a dramatic change in the city council.

Day ran unopposed as did council vice president Laura Mitchell.

The Mayor-elect said, “This is going to be a different council and they’re all going to have to work together. I am excited for them. They have to be a team. And, we have to be a team as a city.

For voters there was a myriad of issues on their minds:

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.