Cecil County Primary Elections Draw Crowded Fields

Cecil County, Maryland’s only jurisdiction with staggered terms for its elected officials, will host primary elections for the newly created County Executive and County Council positions, established under the county’s recent adoption of charter government.

See the candidate field for the county seats here.

The Explore Harford section of the Sun reports on the field for County Executive:

Crowded executive fields

In the county’s first race for county executive, Republicans have seven candidates, while Democrats have three.

The Republican candidates for county executive are Richard T. Boyle, Diana Broomell, Michael A. Dawson, Harry Hepbron, Tari Moore, Pete Pritchard and Paul Trapani. Broomell is a county commissioner, Hepbron is a former county commissioner and Dawson is a Perryville town commissioner.

Democrats will be voting for one of three candidates for county executive: Pamela R. Howard, Robert McKnight or Winston Robinson.

Voters will also be selecting nominees for the first Cecil County Council in council districts 1 and 5, which represent the eastern edge and North East and Charlestown areas. Voting for council seats is at-large.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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