Elkton Town Hall – March 11, 2010 — As of this Thursday morning, three candidates have filed for the two commissioners seats and one person has officially entered the race for mayor. Rumors on Main Street have it that the pool is going to get much larger, so we’ll wait to see about that. But there are indications that this could be one of the most competitive races in years.
Here’s the list thus far:
Mary Jo Jablonski, Incument
Charles Hicks, V
There are a range of important challenges confronting the town in 2nd decade of the 21st century and two incumbents, thus far, are seeking reelection. Mayor Joseph Fisona, completing his 2nd term, made the revitalization of downtown Elkton one of the priorities of his administration over the nearly 8 years he’s held the mayor’s seat. While he has yet to file he has told people around town that he is going to seek a third term and has been lining up campaign support. Commissioner Jablonski also serves as the director of the revitalization authority overseeing the important initiative of restoring economic health to the central business distrct.
There are a range of other challenges and the board has been involved in a range of controversial matters. These include a series of back-to-back law suits, where the town has settled out-of-court and one current piece of pending litigation.
We’ll try to obtain interviews with each candidate to give them an opportunity to present their platform and we’ll ask ask follow-up questions so voters have some idea of where the officer-seekers stand on positions.
As new media providing citizen journalism reporting on the “411 on the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of Elkton,” we’ll continue to try to fill the gap in new coverage on Elkton and keep it fair and balanced.