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Election 2019: Westminster candidates forum set for Wednesday night

The Westminster candidates forum, sponsored by the Community Media Center and the Carroll County Times, will take place Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at John Street Quarters, 28 John St. in Westminster.

Questions will address public safety, development and other issues pertinent to Westminster. Potential questions from Westminster residents can still be emailed to The forum will stream live at


Six candidates are running for office in Westminster’s election on May 14. Three seats on the Common Council are up in 2019, with incumbent Councilman Greg Pecoraro running for a second consecutive term. Joining him in the race are former councilman and mayor Kevin Dayhoff, Kate Carter, Steve Colella, Ann Thomas Gilbert and Jessica Laird.

The three candidates receiving the most votes will serve a term of four years. Mona Becker and Robert Wack, currently on the council with terms expiring, elected not to run again.


Voting will take place from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on May 14, with voters living west of Md. 31 casting their ballots at the community building at 325 Royer Road, and those living east of Md. 31 voting at the Westminster volunteer fire company, at 28 John St.

For more information about these candidates or any of Carroll’s municipal elections, go to www.carrollcountytimes/elections.

To view profile videos of the Westminster candidates, visit

Forums will be rebroadcast on Comcast Cable Channels 19, 23 and HD1086 prior to Election Day.