Queen Anne’s County to See Major Turnover

There will be many new faces on the Queen Anne’s County Board of Commissioners, with only one of the current Commissioners returning for the general election ahead. Of the five Commissioner seats, three have been decided in the primary. Republicans Paul Comfort of District 1, Robert Buckey of District 3 and Mark Anderson of District 4 face no Democratic opposition in the general election.

Paul W. Comfort wins three way Republican primary race for District 1 with 36.2% of the vote and will be unopposed in the general election. Commissioner David Dunmyer did not run for re-election citing time constraints in balancing the needs of office with running his home business and spending time with his family, as reported in The Star Democrat.

With 1,514 votes or 39.4% of the total votes, Robert “Buckey” Buckey unseats Phillip L. Dumenil for District 3 Commissioner. In District 4, incumbent David Olds loses to challenger Mark A. Anderson who claimed 40.1% of the total votes.

In District 2, incumbent Robert Simmons loses to challenger Steve Wilson.  Wilson received 40.5% of the total votes and will face Democrat Fred M. McNeil in the general elections.

For the countywide Commissioner seat, incumbent James J. Moran (R) will face challenger Suzanne Hogan (D) in the general elections. Commissioner Moran is running for a full four-year term as Commissioner, after being voted into the position by the central committee in 2013 to serve the remainder of Steven J. Arentz’s term following his election to the House of Delegates.


*Vote totals from the State Board of Elections as of 7:30 AM EST on June 25, 2014.