Princess Anne's Municipal Election Overshadowed By Controversy - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Princess Anne's Municipal Election Overshadowed By Controversy

Posted: Updated:
Voters turn out for Princess Anne Municipal Election (WBOC) Voters turn out for Princess Anne Municipal Election (WBOC)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- Voters cast their ballots in Princess Anne's municipal election on Tuesday in the midst of an extortion scandal looming over the town. Competing for the District 1 Town Commissioner seat, Mike Hall and Clifton Harcum. Much of the attention leading up to this election was not focused on the District 1 seat, but centered around the uncontested District 2 seat held by Town Commissioner Dennis Williams.

The attention shift came after Town Commissioner Lionel Frederick was arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from Town Commissioner Dennis Williams in exchange for Frederick keeping another potential candidate from running for Williams' District 2 seat. 

Voters like Jeanne DuNord and her husband said people in the community are fed up with political pollution plaguing their town.

"This is about the fourth go around for Princess Anne; we've had three people who have come here to take advantage of the town, and now we've got the fourth. These people are users and they want to take advantage and I hope the third time was a charm and this fourth time will finally prove to people, don't o to Princess Anne and try to take advantage of those people," DuNord said. 

Candidates Clifton Harcum and Mike Hall were asked if they felt the controversy overshadowed their campaign efforts. 

"I don't really think its taken away from this election cycle. That situation has nothing really to do with what I'm doing out here and I'm sure it will work itself out through the justice system," Harcum said.

Hall said, "Not a bit. Neither a bit in the world did it affect my campaign efforts. People I talk to are concerned about the town and what I can do for them."

Voter Angela White said she cast her vote to make a difference and wants to see the town move past this recent scandal in a positive direction.

"I would like somebody honest to do what they say they're going to do and just make Princess Anne a little bit better than it is now," White said. 

When alll was said and done, by a vote of 93-49, incumbent Hall was elected once again to his District One seat, beating out Harcum. 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"

    Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:15:39 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:15:39 GMT
    Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"
    The town of Ocean City prepares for "College Beach Weekend". The three day event starts today and according to the events organizer, the town is expected to see an influx of about 40,000 college students.More
    The town of Ocean City prepares for "College Beach Weekend". The three day event starts today and according to the events organizer, the town is expected to see an influx of about 40,000 college students.More
  • Delaware State Fair Kicks Off Under Hot Temperatures

    Delaware State Fair Kicks Off Under Hot Temperatures

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:53:43 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:53:43 GMT
    HARRINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware State Fair kicked off on Thursday at the fairgrounds near Harrington as brutal temperatures and sunlight bared down on early visitors in the afternoon and early evening.The fair runs through July 29. It features a numberMore
    HARRINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware State Fair kicked off on Thursday at the fairgrounds near Harrington as brutal temperatures and sunlight bared down on early visitors in the afternoon and early evening.The fair runs through July 29. It features a numberMore
  • People of Cambridge Remember H. Rap Brown

    People of Cambridge Remember H. Rap Brown

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:39:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:39:06 GMT
    "The streets are yours. Take 'em." Those were the words that came from H. Rap Brown - a 1960s civil rights activist.More
    "The streets are yours. Take 'em." Those were the words that came from H. Rap Brown - a 1960s civil rights activist.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Cambridge Remembers 1967 Race Riot

    Cambridge Remembers 1967 Race Riot

     It's hard to believe Pine Street in Cambridge was once piled with burnt rock and debris.

    The Cambridge Race Riots of 1967 left 17 buildings destroyed and a community - scarred. Herschel Johnson was in his late twenties at the time and lived down the street.

    More

     It's hard to believe Pine Street in Cambridge was once piled with burnt rock and debris.

    The Cambridge Race Riots of 1967 left 17 buildings destroyed and a community - scarred. Herschel Johnson was in his late twenties at the time and lived down the street.

    More
  • Virginia Town Loses Fire Department

    Virginia Town Loses Fire Department

    The Accomack Board of Supervisors have voted, and with a 9-0 vote, decided to officially end the funding of the Onley Fire Department, meaning their doors are now closed to the public.

    More

    The Accomack Board of Supervisors have voted, and with a 9-0 vote, decided to officially end the funding of the Onley Fire Department, meaning their doors are now closed to the public.

    More
  • Crowds Line Up For Seafood At Tawes Clam Bake

    Crowds Line Up For Seafood At Tawes Clam Bake

    Lines started forming early Wednesday afternoon at the 41st Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield.  WBOC's Nicole Lauren spoke to some seafood lovers taking in the sun and good food.

    More

    Lines started forming early Wednesday afternoon at the 41st Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield.  WBOC's Nicole Lauren spoke to some seafood lovers taking in the sun and good food.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices