Candidates running for Somerset County Sheriff share last minute thoughts this MD Primary Election day
SOMERSET COUNTY, Md.- Tuesday, voters were heading to the polls for Maryland’s Primary election. There are two candidates going head to head to try and win this seat.
Incumbent Sheriff Ronnie Howard is one of those candidates. He has been in the role as Somerset County Sheriff since 2014. He says on this election day he is nervous, but he knows over the years he’s worked very hard as Sheriff, and prior to that as Chief Deputy. Sheriff Howard says if he is reelected he wants to continue to see the office grow. “We recently completed a strategic plan for the office for years 2023 to 2027,” Sheriff Howard said. “A lot of great things we have planned and just recently added some additional school resource officers, I want to continue working and serving the people of Somerset.”
Sheriff Howard is running against Marion Lee Brumley. He was a former Pocomoke Police Chief. He says if he is elected to the position he looks forward forward to building a closer relationship with the citizens of Somerset County. “I would like to foster the bonds made during the school year between the SRO’s/Deputies and the students during the summer vacation through community policing events and activities,” Brumley said. “Joining other agencies in events within our county such as the Winter Wonderland, maybe start a shop with a cop event for the office. I would also like to work on addressing issues the homeless population of all ages, especially our children. And I have so many other great ideas to bring our great county together.”
Both of the candidates are running as Republicans.