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Wife of State Senator Richard Colburn Urged to Run Against Him?


The Alma Colburn, the estranged wife of state Senator Richard Colburn, may have been urged to consider a run against her husband in November’s election.

The Salisbury Daily Times report that court documents it has obtain show there was a discussion during their divorce proceedings about a telephone poll that asked potential voters what they thought of the newspaper coverage of their divorce proceedings.  

The transcript of a hearing in the case, the Daily Times reports, shows the approval by the judge to seal the records of the divorce proceedings through March 1st because there was a potential that Alma Colburn would run for her husband’s seat.

Alma Colburn’s attorney responded saying that Alma had no intention of running for office.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.