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The District 2 seat on the Wicomico County Council has been filled.

Nicole Acle will replace former council member Marc Kilmer.

Acle received a unanimous vote last night in a special legislative session.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the new council member and local business owner said that some of inter top priorities will range from education and safety to economic growth and the environment.

She pointed specifically to the ongoing sewage problems in her district.

The county council was facing a July 30th deadline.

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The second district seat on the Wicomico County Council remains unfilled with the 45 day deadline looming.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the council rejected all four prospective candidates citing residency concerns.

Council President John Cannon told the paper that the council had “a series of issues” that arose before a vote.

He said that the council will ask for new recommendations from the Republican Central Committee.

Marc Kilmer announced his resignation on May 2nd with four names eventually recommended by the committee.

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Marc Kilmer is stepping down as a member of the Wicomico County Council.

He has been on the council for around five years.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that on his Facebook page he said he was moving to Idaho to deal with family issues.

He said this was a decision that was not taken lightly.

He will be leaving on June 15th.

The Republican’s departure comes during his second term after being reelected in November of 2018.

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The seven member Wicomico County has two new Democrats Bill McCain and Josh Hastings.

That means the current council with six Republicans will now see a four/three split as the two join the other Democrat on the council.

McCain replaces Council member Matt Holloway who did not seek reelection.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that McCain joins Council President John Cannon (R) in at-large-seats beating back efforts by Republican Julie Brewington and Democrat Jamaad Gould.

Meanwhile, Hastings captured the 4th District seat against Republican Suzannah Cain.

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Mayor Jim Ireton and Wicomico’s NAACP Chapter president Marty Ashanti said they opposed legislation in Annapolis that would allow for an elected school board in Wicomico County.

During a state Senate hearing the Salisbury official said there has been little community input with only one public hearing on the proposal.

If approved the measure would present the question of an elected school board to the voters during the general election next year.