Andrews and Edwards Win Rock Hall Council Seats

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Rock Hall voters elected Beth Andrews and Timothy Edwards to fill two vacant seats on the town council, Saturday.

Beth Andrews

Official results, as posted on the Rock Hall Masthead website, showed Andrews with 158 votes and Edwards with 136. Andrews, a financial officer at a bank, made financial experience one of her strong points in a candidates’ forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Wednesday. Edwards, a Rock Hall town employee for 29 years, cited his knowledge of the town infrastructure as one of his main qualifications. Both will be serving their first term on the council.

Timothy Edwards

In third place in the five-candidate election was Charles Price with 133 votes; Allen Riley drew 64 votes and David Mayne received 46.

The two successful candidates replace current councilmen Olin “Butch” Price and Jack Jester. Price decided not to seek reelection, while Jester withdrew from the race for health reasons.

The Rock Hall Council is made up of five members, who serve four-year terms. Andrews and Edwards join Mayor Brian Jones and council members Rosalie Kuechler and Brian Nesspor, whose current terms expire in 2019. The council meets twice a month.

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Letters to Editor

  1. Gren Whitman says:

    The Rock Hall Masthead website was first to publish results of the election last Saturday.
    The Town’s website hasn’t posted the results yet (5:38 p.m. on Monday).

    • Kathi Donegan says:

      Gren, the whole town has known since Saturday night. I imagine that the people at the municipal building have a lot to catch up on, what with the election, and will be happy to post the numbers soon. The Masthead is a great addition to our community:) Thank you!

      • Gren Whitman says:

        Kathi, one of the newly elected council members wasn’t notified by Town officials that the swearing-in was on Monday evening.
        The official was informed by private citizens.
        Present Town administration is have trouble handling basic public information…

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