Salisbury, Md. (DELMARVA NEWS NOW) — Salisbury’s one-term Mayor Jake Day announced in an event on Downtown Plaza Tuesday evening that he’s seeking re-election.
Day, a Democrat was first elected in 2016 and previously served on the City Council as a member and later as President. A Salisbury native, Day spent time outside of the area to attend college and later as an Army Cavalry Officer and Captain.
In his speech, Day said “Our city is growing at an exception rate. The city’s population has grown by more than 10 percent in the last decade. We’re growing faster than any city in Maryland, and we’re growing with a vision.” The Mayor touts Salisbury as the 7th fastest growing job market in the nation and say key metrics like property values and wages are up, while opioid deaths and crime are down.
At his announcement, Day was joined by his wife Liz, a Wicomico County Public School teacher, former State Senator Jim Mathias, former State Senator Rich Colburn and Baltimore County Executive John “Johnny O” Olszewski Jr.