Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) recently held three public candidate forums for upcoming county elections.

The Worcester County Commissioners Forum was held on Thursday, May 31 at the Ocean Pines Branch of the Worcester County Public Library. Nine candidates for office participated in the event, which was moderated by Stewart Dobson of Ocean City Today.



(From left) Coastal Vice President Joe Wilson and Worcester County Candidates Bud Church, Joshua Nordstrom, Ted Elder, Chip Bertino, Zackery Tyndall, Joe Mitrecic, Virgil Shockley, Judy Butler, and Jim Bunting. Photo 


The Somerset County Commissioners Forum was held on Tuesday, June 5 at the Somerset Convention Center in Princess Anne. Local REALTOR® Cameron Drew served as moderator for the eight participating candidates.



(From left) Somerset Candidates Eldon Willing, Deborah Nissley, Eddie Brimer, REALTOR® and Event Moderator Cameron Drew, Candidates Charles Laird, SueKay Ford, Mike Corbin, Randy Laird, and Charles Fisher. 

The Wicomico County Executive and Council Forum was held on Wednesday, June 6 at Schumaker Park in Salisbury. The event was moderated by WMDT Reporter Ryan Eldredge, and a total of 14 candidates participated.

(From left) Wicomico County Candidates Joe Holloway, Coastal Executive Vice President Page Browning, WMDT Reporter and Event Moderator Ryan Eldredge, Candidates Julie Brewington, Jack Heath, Suzanah Cain, Alex Scott, John Cannon, Bill McCain, Josh Hastings, Marc Kilmer, Bob Culver, John Hamilton, Jamaad Gould, Michele Gregory, and Larry Dodd. 

“We’d like to thank all the candidates for their participation, as well as our moderators, who did a fantastic job fielding audience questions and keeping all in attendance engaged,” said Coastal President Joel Maher. “We hope the public benefitted from these events and we hope it encourages them to vote in the primary election on June 26.”

For more information, visit www.coastalrealtors.org.

More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

The Coastal Association of REALTORS® is fortunate enough to represent over 1,000 real estate professionals in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. These members are engaged, informed, and active in their communities. They support the American dream of homeownership, as well as the purchase and use of all types of real property. They are local. They are accurate. They are trusted. They are REALTORS® and affiliate members.

For more information on Coastal, visit www.coastalrealtors.org. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Rayne / 410-641-4409 / sarah@coastalrealtors.org