Five council candidates to compete for three seats


The candidate pool is set for the Ocean City municipal election next month, with two contenders challenging Mayor Rick Meehan and five others competing for three open City Council seats as of Tuesday, the last day candidates could file for office.

Meehan, first elected to that office in 2006 after serving on council since 1985, is being opposed for another two-year term by former City Councilman Joe Hall and resident Joe Cryer.

Hall, who previously operated Hall’s Restaurant on 59th Street and served on council for three two-year terms, was defeated by 74 votes during the 2006 election.

Cryer, who, since 2006 has staged several unsuccessful campaigns for council, has turned his political focus to the race for mayor.

Among those vying for the trio of open council seats, in addition to incumbents City Council President Lloyd Martin and Councilman Matt James, are soon-to-be-retired OCPD Sgt. Mark Paddack, Christopher Rudolf, who currently serves on the Ocean City Board of Zoning Appeals and Emily Nock, president of Salisbury-based Nock Insurance Agency.

Martin, who was first elected in 2002 and has served as president since 2012, admitted many were surprised by his subdued campaign in the last election.

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7 thoughts on “Five council candidates to compete for three seats

  1. You all in Ocean City don’t know squat…..wait until A$$BURROW thinks he can do a better job than anyone you have ever had in public office. He thought that in Salisbury and got spanked in the election, hope you are prepared when his little smear campaigns begin about your elected officials!


  2. Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore In Big Trouble In OC
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    Why the fuck did you close comments on this JT? Did Chris Larmore or Jay Jester come crying to you and you caved into them? Quit being a coward and open those comments back up. This will have an important affect on this election.


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