The Town of Perryville's election for mayor and two seats on the Board of Town Commissioners will be held Tuesday, May 12.

The polling place on the second floor of Town Hall, 515 Broad St., will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

According to Town Clerk Jackie Sample, 2,678 residents are registered for the election.

Mayor Jim Eberhardt, 69, is running for a sixth two-year term and has no opposition.

There are three candidates for the two town board seats up this year.

Incumbent Commissioner Barbara Brown, 68, is the longest serving member of the four-member board and is seeking her sixth two-year term.

Incumbent Commissioner Raymond Ryan III is seeking his second term. He joined the board in 2012.

The third candidate is Kenneth Reil Sr., 46, running for town election for the first time.

Commissioners Alan Fox and Michelle Linkey aren't up for election this year.

Jim Eberhardt

Jim Eberhardt is retired from the Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers, where he was a comptroller, and has his own business providing financial training courses to federal employees.

Eberhardt is married with two children and two grandchildren. He is a native of Perryville.

"I've been at it for a while now, and things are going pretty well," the mayor said, when asked why he is running for re-election.

Eberhardt noted that property taxes have been lowered several times since he took office.

"I think we've put the town in an extremely good financial situation," he said.

Eberhardt said he wants to continue town projects such as developing parks and building a police station to replace the trailer that is the home of the Perryville Police Department.

He also wants to repair municipal streets and stormwater infrastructure.

Barbara A. Brown

"Once you get involved in getting something done, or doing things, those two years fly by real fast," said Brown, who was elected to the town board in 2002.

The Perryville native is retired from the Cecil County public school system, where she worked in the administrative office of the Cecil County School of Technology. She also spent about 25 years on the town's planning and zoning board, and served as chair for about five of those years.