Wicomico Council to Interview County Executive Candidates Thursday

wicomico seal and mapThis Thursday the Wicomico County Council will hold a special legislative session to interview four applicants for the position of County Executive. 

After the Council announced that they would be accepting applications to fill the post of County Executive, four individuals put forth their name and will now be interviewed this Thursday at the Wicomico County Youth & Civic Center. To be interviewed are: State Delegate Carl Anderton who represents part of Wicomico County in the General Assembly, District 5 Councilmember Joe Holloway, former county Finance Director Michele Ennis, and Rene Desmarais who ran in 2014 for a seat in the House of Delegates.

The 4-3 majority Republican Council does not have to decide on a replacement this Thursday, nor does the replacement have to be one of the four applicants.  The County Charter says the Council has until September 9th, and is only bound by the general position requirements:

  • Be a resident and qualified voter of the county for at least five years immediately preceding the appointment.
  • Must be 25 years of age at the time of appointment
  • May not hold any other office of profit in federal, state, county or municipal government during the term in office
  • The County Executive is not eligible for appointment to any compensated county office or position, except as a County Council member, for one year after the termination of the term in office.
  • Be a member of their predecessor’s political party

According to the Salisbury Independent, there is no rule prohibiting Councilmember Holloway from casting a vote for himself. For more information on the candidates, read the full article.