DeWitt to Run for Sheriff as Republican; Sutton Undecided

January 20, 2011

Robert “Skip” DeWitt, who lost the Democratic primary for Cecil County Sheriff in 2010, will run again for Sheriff in 2014—but this time as a Republican. That move could create a possible re-match—but across party lines—with Democrat Chris Sutton, who defeated DeWitt in the 2010 Democratic primary for Sheriff. Sutton lost the general election...
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BULLETIN: Skip DeWitt to Run for Sheriff as Republican in 2014

January 18, 2011

Robert “Skip” DeWitt, who lost the Democratic primary for Cecil County Sheriff in 2010, will run again for Sheriff in 2014—but this time as a Republican. In an interview with Cecil Times, DeWitt said he had changed his political party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in the past week and on Monday evening attended...
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Baynes (R) Named to Circuit Court; 2012 Election Contest Expected

January 3, 2011

Keith Baynes, a longtime Elkton lawyer and local government attorney, has been appointed to the Cecil County Circuit Court by Gov. Martin O’Malley—setting up what will likely be a contested judicial election race in 2012. Baynes was named to the Circuit Court seat made vacant by the death of Judge Richard Eli Jackson. The...
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Maryland Keeps Eight Seats in U.S. House, Census Says

December 21, 2010

Maryland will retain its current eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives under new 2010 census data released Tuesday, which also showed the state’s population grew by 9 percent since the last count in 2000. More detailed state and county demographic information will not be forthcoming until February and March, and those statistics...
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Mullin Voted President of New Commissioners Board, Broomell VP

December 14, 2010

The Cecil County Board of Commissioners elected James Mullin (R-1st) as its new president Tuesday (12/14/10) and picked newcomer Diana Broomell (R-4th) as vice president, showing the first muscle of a potential new majority bloc on the panel. Mullin is a hold-over commissioner who was elected in 2008. He replaces Democrat Brian Lockhart as...
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Shore Republican Women Advance in Leadership Roles

December 12, 2010

Two Eastern Shore Republican women moved up in state party leadership roles in recent days while one veteran Republican, State Sen. Nancy Jacobs (R-Harford/Cecil), lost her post as the second-ranking GOP leader in the state Senate. Queen Anne’s County Republican Diana Waterman was elected first vice-chair of the state Republican Party during a convention...
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Zeauskas Turns Losing Political Race into Winning Campaign $

December 6, 2010

“Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, comes the horseman known as Zorro…The fox so cunning and free, Zorro who makes the sign of the Z…” –Theme song to the TV series, “Zorro” For one losing Cecil County political candidate, the sign of the Z could be transformed into a large...
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Mullin Expected to Take Over as Cecil Commissioners’ President

November 9, 2010

Cecil County Commissioner James Mullin (R-1st Dist.) is expected to get the nod from a majority of the new all-Republican Cecil County Board of Commissioners to become the Board’s president, according to informed sources. Mullin would replace the current President, Brian Lockhart (D-3rd), who was defeated for re-election earlier this month by Republican Michael...
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Del. Rudolph Swims Against GOP Tide; Sen. Jacobs Re-elected

November 3, 2010

Incumbent Democrat David Rudolph swam against the Republican tide in Tuesday’s election, narrowly winning re-election in the only state delegate district solely within Cecil County. Rudolph won 6,782 votes, or 48.46 percent of the total, in District 34B. His chief rival, Republican Theodore Patterson, received 6,461 votes, or 46.1 percent. A third party candidate,...
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1st Dist.: Harris Ousts Incumbent Kratovil in Rematch of 2008

November 3, 2010

By Lou Peck Contributing Editor, Cecil Times/ National Journal Despite a seven-figure financial effort by national Democrats to rescue him, freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil went down to defeat Tuesday in a rematch of his 2008 contest against GOP state Sen. Andy Harris. With more than 90 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday, Harris...
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Republicans Sweep Cecil County Elections; Charter Govt. Wins Big

November 3, 2010

Cecil County voters swept Republicans into office in most major local contests Tuesday, turning the five-member Board of Commissioners into an all-GOP panel for the first time while ousting the longtime Democratic Clerk of the Circuit Court and the Democratic State’s Attorney. But, in one of the ultimate ironies of Tuesday’s balloting, voters overwhelmingly...
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36th Dist. Delegates: Smigiel (R) Defeats Manlove (D)

November 2, 2010

Cecil County incumbent Del. Michael Smigiel (R) defeated former Cecil County Commissioner Bill Manlove (D) in the multi-county district with a commanding victory in Queen Anne’s County and wins in the other counties of the district, including Cecil County. In the other two seats at stake in the 36th District, Republicans swept to victory...
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Dist. 36 Senate: Incumbent Pipkin (R) Defeats Mumford (D)

November 2, 2010

Incumbent Republican E.J. Pipkin soundly defeated Democratic challenger Steven Mumford in the 36th District, including a strong win in Mumford’s homebase of Kent County and leading by strong margins in the three other counties of the District. Districtwide, Pipkin garnered 27,769 votes, or 63.6 percent, to...
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Sheriff’s Race: Janney Defeats Sutton– Again

November 2, 2010

Incumbent Cecil County Sheriff Barry Janney, a Republican, defeated his Democratic challenger Chris Sutton, with 14,900 votes or 52.55 percent, to Sutton’s 13,381, or 47.19 percent. Throughout the evening, the tally shifted back and forth between the two rivals. But at 10:20 p.m., with 17 of 20 precincts reporting, Janney had 12,547 votes to...
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Cecil County Votes: Over 23 percent turnout at 3 pm

November 2, 2010

Voters in Cecil County turned out at a steady pace Tuesday to decide three County Commissioner contests, Sheriff, State’s Attorney and other local offices, as well as State Senate and Delegate races. Also at stake is the hotly contested 1st District Congress race between incumbent Frank Kratovil (D) and Andy Harris (R). By 3...
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