Salisbury, Md. (DELMARVA NEWS NOW) — Salisbury’s incumbent, one term Mayor Jake Day has won re-election, defeating challenger Wayne King.
Day, a Salisbury native who previously served on the Salisbury City Council as a member and as President attended University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University and Oxford University. He is also a Captain in the U.S. Army National Guard.During his first term, Mayor Day saw decreases in the city’s unemployment, crime and homeless rates, and placed his focus on downtown revitalization efforts, an effort that is ongoing. He campaigned for his second term on the successes of his first term, stating his work needed completion.
King, originally from Long Island, New York spent decades in the business sector owning a business before selling it and moving to Salisbury. He focused his campaign on the city’s crime rate and in the final days of the campaign stressed an interest in increasing the city’s livability.
In the city of Salisbury, candidates are listed on a non-partisan ballot, meaning their political party affiliation is not displayed. Day, who is a registered Democrat garnered numerous endorsements including from Republicans Governor Larry Hogan and Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis.
Mayor Day will be sworn in for his second term on November 25th. That term will expire in 2023.