Two newcomers sign on to Havre de Grace city council race

The Havre de Grace election is heating up, with all three incumbents hoping to return and two newcomers competing for their seats on the city council.

With the application deadline coming up Tuesday, longtime council members Fred Cullum and Jim Miller have both filed to run again.


Council president Bill Martin had not filed as of Wednesday, but he said he would "probably file Monday."

The two newcomers are David Glenn and Barry Scarborough. City spokesman Jim Newby said they filed at least a week ago.


Voting will be May 3. Candidates can file to run between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Tuesday.

The last day for candidates to withdraw is April 3.

The last day for voters to register is April 17.

Voters must be a city resident for at least 21 days, and can register either at city hall, the Havre de Grace library, the board of elections in Forest Hill or online at http://www.elections.state.md.us.

Applications for absentee ballots are available at city hall until May 1.

Candidates must pay a $50 filing fee, be at least 25, be a U.S. citizen for at least 10 years before the election, be a qualified voter and be a Havre de Grace resident for at least two years before the election.

Scarborough, 47, is a newcomer both to the election and to Havre de Grace.

He moved to the city in 2009 from southwest Baltimore with his wife and three children and is now a stay-at-home dad.

Scarborough is a disabled veteran who has been involved with the American Legion and chaired the residents association in Bulle Rock, where he lives.

On running for city council, he said, "I think it's something where I have been involved in a lot of organizations, [and] I can serve all of them better on the council."

"The one thing I have noticed is, it's a small town but it's not as small as the town I grew up in, Pendleton, Ind.," Scarborough said. "A lot of times, you may be able to get more done in a small town than in a big city."

Earlier this month, Glenn wrote in an e-mail he looks forward to serving the city.


"I look forward to the opportunity to join the team, but recognize that elections can often be unpredictable," he wrote.

Cullum said he "certainly" plans to run again, for his ninth two-year term in office.

Martin had said earlier he wanted to speak with his wife about running for re-election.

"I am not going to do it unless she is 100 percent on board," he said. "Put me down for 'probably.'"

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