Wicomico County has elected Julie Giordano County Executive, and she will work with a somewhat reshaped County Council.
Teacher Julie Giordano, in her first run for elected office, has won for Wicomico County Executive. She prevailed in the general election over Council Member Ernest Davis, by nearly 20 per cent, through the election day ballot counts.
From coverage on WBOC:
Giordano is an educator who graduated from Salisbury University and has lived on the Eastern Shore for more than 20 years. Giordano says she wants to focus on the economy by adding jobs and increasing pay. She also says education is another one of her priorities. She says she is pro-teacher and pro-student and believes that parents’ voices matter.
On the County Council, some changes will leave the body altered, but still with a working Republican majority:
John Cannon was re-elected to an at-large seat, and is joined by fellow Republican James Winn. District 4 Democrat Josh Hastings, District 5 Republican Joe Holloway were also re-elected to serve an additional term.
District 1 winner Shanie Shields, a Democrat, will join District 2 winner Jeff Merritt and District 3 winner Shane Baker, two Republicans, as new members of the Council, who will have a majority of new members for this term.
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