Wicomico County Attorney Ousted

May 22, 2019

Paul Wilbur
Credit Wicomico County Government

Wicomico County Attorney Paul Wilber is out.

The County Council fired him on a vote of 6-to-1.

Council member Bill McCain was the sole dissenter.

A county charter requires that the County Executive Bob Culver bring appointments to the council for each department within six months of taking office.

Culver refused to meet the May 7th deadline.

But WBOC reports that Council President John Cannon was closed mouthed about the reason for the dismissal calling it a personnel issue.

Meanwhile, Culver told the television station that he believed the move would bring chaos to the county.

Culver reportedly has until July 31st to find a replacement for Wilbur.