By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer
(May 23, 2019) All eight candidates who filed by the May 10 deadline have met the requirements as permitted by the Ocean Pines Bylaws, according to Board Secretary Dr. Colette Horn.
The candidates, in alphabetical order, are Cynthia L. Bartolomeo, Paula Roberson Gray, 73, Tom Janasek, 53, Shawn Kotwica, Larry Perrone, 63, Camilla J. Rogers, 65, Hans Edward Solum Jr. and Gregory Turner, 60.
The candidates will be vying to fill three vacant board positions, all of which are for three-year terms.
Gray, who moved to Ocean Pines three years ago, ran for the board last year and missed by such a small margin, she running again. She is calling for more board transparency.
Janasek, who has lived in Ocean Pines since 1984, ran for the board three years ago, and is running once again after gaining more experience through his work on advisory committees such as the Environmental and Natural Assets committee, which he chairs.
Perrone has lived in the association for 36 years and will be running for the first time. He has financial experience as the chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee.
Rogers, a lawyer and nurse practitioner who moved to Ocean Pines last year, will be running for the first time. She is calling for more transparency and communication at board meetings.
Turner, who has been a resident of the association since 1978, ran last year on the campaign of making sure directors are held more accountable.
Information regarding the other candidates were not available at press time.
For more information, contact Ocean Pines Elections Committee Chair Steve Habeger at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Viola, interim general manager for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3001 or email@example.com.
Key Dates for Election:
– June 7, Friday, 11 a.m. – Candidates draw for ballot order, Community Center
– June 12, Wednesday, 7 p.m. – First candidates’ forum, Community Center
– June 22, Saturday, 10 a.m. – Second candidates’ forum, Community Center
– July 3, Wednesday – Voter eligibility deadline
– July 8, Monday – Ballots expected to be mailed out, however, this could be affected by the Fourth of July Holiday, which could delay mailings until July 10.
– Aug. 7, Wednesday – Ballot deadline
– Aug. 9, Friday, 10 a.m. – Ballots counted and totals announced, Community Center
– Aug. 10, Saturday, 10 a.m. – Annual meeting, Community Center