Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne H. Dougherty easily held off a challenge in Tuesday’s municipal election from city councilman Mitch Shank – defeating him by nearly a two-to-one margin – to hold onto his position for a third term.
In the city council races, incumbents Randy Craig and John Correri were re-elected to their seats and will be joined by newcomer Barbara Wagner who, as the third-highest vote-getter, will occupy the seat vacated by Shank during his mayoral bid.
Wagner defeated Diane Lawder by 45 votes, but with only 53 absentee and 18 provisional ballots remaining to count, it’s unlikely the results will change.
Wagner, co-owner of Bahoukas Antique Mall, has been a city resident since 2006 and has served on the city’s Planning Commission, the Comprehensive Zoning Committee, and as a Board Member of Havre de Grace Main Street Inc.
Reached Tuesday night, shortly after learning of her victory, Wagner was elated with the results and eager to joining the council.
“I am grateful the community has chosen me to serve! I look forward to getting to work,” she said.
The unofficial results of Tuesday’s municipal election in Havre de Grace were:
Wayne H. Dougherty – 1,128
Mitch Shank – 647
CITY COUNCIL (TOP 3)
John P. Correri, Jr. – 905
Randolph Craig – 1,251
James Lauer – 185
Diane Lawder – 833
Lori J. Hahn Maslin – 606
Barbara Wagner – 878
REFINANCE OF CITY DEBT
Do you approve of the Mayor and City Council of Havre de Grace refinancing the City’s debt by authorizing the Mayor and City Council to issue and sell bonds in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $550,000 in connection with the outstanding City Infrastructure Bond Series 1992 A which was in the original principal amount of $886,400 dollars, but which principal debt is now $550,000, for the purpose of reducing the City’s debt obligation?
Yes – 1,475
No – 235