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Voters Weigh in on Choice for Ocean City Council and Mayor

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- Voters in Ocean City will make their choice on Tuesday for mayor and city council. 

Ten candidates are campaigning for four open council seats where current members have served a four-year term.

The council voted to hold election on the same day as the national election day in hopes of attracting more voters to the polls.

Campaign signs could be seen plastered all throughout the resort town on Monday.

Some candidates were seen putting up more signs all in an effort to get people like Bob Fries to come out and vote. 

"They do a good job," said Fries about the current council. 

"I like the city council members and Mary Knight, they have all done a good job and they are here for us," he said. "It's our right to vote and put the people in that you think represent you."

Some voters like Stanley Rynkowski said that they are satisfied with the way current council and mayor have been working for a town he has lived in for only a few years.

"I'm very happy with what we've got," Rynkowski said, "Mayor Rick [Meehan], he is doing an excellent job. He's very pro-business and he's pro Ocean City and he is probably the biggest cheerleader we have."

Mike Beatty said he already knows who he's voting for and it is not someone currently on council.

"I would love to see [former town manager] Dennis Dare win for many reasons," said Beatty, "I mean I don't think there is anybody more qualified than Dennis to know what goes on in this town...what for like 21 years?"

Gail Butler is a long-time city resident and she said that she is not happy with the current council.

"Sometimes we need a change," she said, "I get upset with politicians that only vote for things because others are voting for it. I'd like to see politicians stand up for what's right for us."

Voters can go to the city's convention center between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. There will be two different voting rooms where one is for the national election and one for the local election in Ocean City. 


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