Democratic Club of Wicomico County is breaking with tradition.
It has endorsed independent candidate for Wicomico County Executive Jack Heath.
Club president Gains Hawkins said it was in large part because of Heath’s commitment to funding the county’s schools.
Heath said he was thrilled with the endorsement.
As for making education funding his top priority including universal Pre-K Heath said that could be done without a tax increase.
The decision was made at a meeting on Monday night with overwhelming support with no arguments.
Hawkins also said he was impressed with the way Heath as president of the Salisbury City Council has worked with the Mayor.
He added that could bode well for the county.
Heath is competing for the job against incumbent County Executive Bob Culver.