Let us say this one more time to Aberdeen's decision-makers and leaders: Hold another election as soon as possible to fill the final City Council seat.
It's time for the voters to decide whether Sean DeBonis or Stephen Smith will join the council. Smith, an incumbent who was appointed, not elected, to the City Council, and DeBonis, a political novice, tied with 655 votes in the Nov. 3 city election.
After absentee and provisional ballots were counted, or disqualified, and the votes were recounted, DeBonis and Smith each had 655 votes.
Common sense, and political precedent in other Harford County jurisdictions, dictates there should be a runoff election between the...