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Salisbury City Council Interviews Candidates for Cohen Seat

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There are 12 candidates who have applied to fill the seat on the Salisbury City Council vacated by Terry Cohen who abruptly left the council due to personal obligations.

The four remaining council members interviewed all of the candidates yesterday afternoon during a three and a half hour session.

Council member Tim Spies told the Salisbury Daily Times that he was pleased with the variety of the candidate’s backgrounds.

The list ranged from a former teacher of the year and a retired Salisbury University math professor to a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Council President Jake Day said afterwards that much of the questioning focused on their time commitments and familiarity with city issues.

Meanwhile, Council Vice President Laura Mitchell said the process was more like speed dating.  

A public session is set for Thursday.


Muir Boda, Libertarian congressional candidate  in 2012 and former council candidate

Don Cathcart, husband of former council member Lynn Cathcart

Sarah Halcott, co-founder of Salisbury Wicomico Art Council

Millicent Handy, mental health therapist

Jack Heath, former CEO of Lower shore Enterprises and former council candidate

Don Hughes, former one-term Maryland House member in District 37A

Kevin Lindsay, case manager at Goodwill Industries

K. Nathan Long, attorney

Seth Mitchell, Salisbury attorney who ran for Wicomioc State's Attorney in 2010

Chad Pavlekovich, Wicomico County Teacher of the year in 2011-12

Tom Welsch, chair of city's Traffic and Safety Advisory Committee

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.