UPDATED: Wicomico County Council Continues John Psota as Acting County Executive

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UPDATED 9/18/20 12:50pm – The Wicomico County Council has not been able to reach a consensus in the candidates who have submitted their interest in taking over as the county executive, after the death last month of Bob Culver. Two candidates have filed for the position – State Delegate Carl Anderton and County General Services Supervisor Pate Matthews. During a special session of the council on Friday, they voted 5 to 2 to approve a resolution to continue John Psota as the Acting County Executive

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Wicomico County Council moves closer to filling the vacant position of County Executive, weeks after the previous nominee withdrew.


County Council has set a Friday afternoon meeting to discuss the next step.


The Salisbury Independent reports that Council President Larry Dodd confirms two candidates are in the running: Maryland Delegate Carl Anderton and County general Services Supervisor Pate Matthews. No mention has been made of other possible candidates.


Late last month, Council decided to extend the process after Rene Desmarais decided he did not want the job of County Executive.
Director of Administration John Psota has been filling the role in an acting capacity since the death of former County Executive Bob Culver from cancer in late July.