Salisbury, Md. (DELMARVA NEWS NOW) — In a contentious debate-style forum hosted on the campus on Salisbury University, incumbent Democratic Mayor of Salisbury Jake Day and his Republican challenger Wayne King debated the issues facing the largest city on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Mayor Day stated that unemployment is down, the crime rate is down, no taxes have been increased and home values have increased. He also stressed that under his administration, the city of Salisbury has seen growth downtown, the opening of community centers and infrastructure improvements.
King, a Republican businessman from New York who recently moved to Salisbury took on the Mayor of a number of issues, claiming that the city’s crime rate is headed in the wrong direction. He claimed the Mayor is lying about the National Folk Festival, and that Mayor Day isn’t committed to the people of Salisbury and is instead being groomed to run for Lt. Governor of Maryland in 2022.
Election day is Tuesday, November 5th and polls are opened from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Salisbury’s 5 city council seats are also up for re-election.