From the Record —
The Republican wave that swept the nation this midterm election crashed down firmly in Cecil County Tuesday, knocking off a number of Democrat candidates expected to win and leading to some surprising victories.
The only Democrats to win, by tiny margins, were David Rudolph for the House of Delegates in 34B and Allyn Price Nickle for Register of Wills.
Republican Barry Janney Jr., kept his seat as sheriff, with 52.5 percent of the vote to Democrat Chris Sutton’s 47 percent.
Perhaps the biggest surprise was the county commissioner race in the Perryville and Port Deposit area, where former Cecil school superintendent Carl Roberts, clearly the favorite to win, was defeated by Republican Diana Broomell.
Broomell, who also lives in Perryville and won by 54 percent over Roberts’ 45 percent, seemed surprised by the results.