Cecil County Council Incumbents Move Ahead to General Election

Cecil County Council President Bob Meffley and Vice President Jackie Gregory are both in positions to advance to the General Election where they will likely run unopposed. 

Council Vice President Jackie Gregory (R-D5)
Council President Bob Meffley (R-D1)

Meffley, who represents District 1 on the County Council ran unopposed in this year’s Republican primary and has thus far received upwards of 6,300 votes. Meffley was first elected to the Council in 2016 and has served as Council President since 2018.

Gregory, who represents District 5 on the County Council faced a primary challenge from the County Board of Parks and Recreation Chairman Don Harmer. After the initial round of mail-in and in-person ballots were counted, Gregory has maintained a roughly 2,600 vote lead, amassing 65.5 percent of the vote. Gregory was first elected to the County Council in 2016 and has served as Vice President since 2018. She serves as a voting member of MACo’s Legislative Committee. During the 2016 election, 9,984 voters cast their ballots in the Cecil County Council District 5 Republican primary. With votes cast by mail and in-person voting accounted for, the current turn out for this year’s race totals 8,416, with provisional ballots yet to be recorded.

No Democratic challenger has filed to oppose Meffley or Gregory in the November General Election, making the incumbents the presumptive winners.

Vote totals and percentages in this article are based on unofficial results of the Maryland State Board of Elections as of 11:30 am Wednesday morning. Official results will follow. Due to COVID-19, few polling places were open and mail-in voting was strongly encouraged. Readers are advised that unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead and official results will follow after a full accounting of pending ballots. To view the most up to date unofficial results, visit the State Board of Elections website.

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