Cecil Council Spots Go to Gregory, Meffley

Bob Meffley (right) celebrates his primary win
Photo courtesy of the Cecil Whig
In two contested primaries for open seats on the Cecil County Council, Jackie Gregory and Bob Meffley won out and will not face organized competition in the general election.

From the Cecil Whig coverage:

Gregory won her seat over Paul Trapani with 55 percent of the vote. Similarly, Meffley bested Thomas J. Cole Jr. with 59.4 percent of the vote.
“I’m very honored,” Gregory said Tuesday night. “We worked really hard. My campaign team was really committed. I owe it to them. They did all the work.”

An active member of the Cecil County Patriots, Gregory is familiar with county politics. With a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education, she’s spent 17 years teaching. While campaigning, Gregory said she would work to keep taxes low, but grow the economy by helping private industry create jobs and attract business.

During the six months between now and the general election on Nov. 8, Meffley said he also plans to place a greater emphasis on preparing for his work as a county council member than on campaigning for the position.

“All this does is give me more time to study the county. I will use this time to meet again with the mayors of the towns, the school board members, the school superintendent. I want to hit the ground running. I know a lot about this county already, but I want to continue learning about this county.”

Meffley, a Chesapeake City-area resident who has owned H&B Plumbing for 37 years, told the Whig during his campaign that he was seeking public office to give back to the county in which he has lived for the past 55 years.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties