Talbot County Council Candidate Horner Withdraws from General Election

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Talbot County Council newcomer candidate Josh Horner received the second most amount of votes during the primary election for county council, but withdrew from the race on July 2.

According to The Star Democrat coverage,

In the race for Talbot County Council, the candidate with the most votes was incumbent Laura Price, with 2,930. The next highest tally went to newcomer Josh Horner, who received 2,833 votes. Horner, however, withdrew from the race July 2.

Chuck Callahan got 2,818 votes, incumbent Dirck Bartlett got 2,816 and 2,770 people voted for current council President Corey Pack. Steve Saulsbury received the fewest votes, at 2,389.

The Republican central committees will have until Sept. 25 to nominate a replacement for Horner, according to state elections officials.

However, the central committees will need to submit replacement nominees a month earlier — by the last week of August — in order for those candidates’ names to appear on the general election ballot.

Democrat Hilary Spence, who ran unopposed, will join the race in November.

Read more about the Talbot County elections in The Star Democrat.