Decision day Tuesday in Ocean City

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Ocean City voters will decide between Jay Gillian and Ed Price on Tuesday, as well as on three seats for City Council. Watch oceancitygazette.com for results. Ocean City voters will decide between Jay Gillian and Ed Price on Tuesday, as well as on three seats for City Council. Watch oceancitygazette.com for results. OCEAN CITY — Voters will have a big say on the direction of the city on Tuesday, May 13, deciding on the mayor and three of the seven seats for City Council.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Much of the attention this spring has been on the mayor’s race, in which Ed Price is trying to unseat incumbent Jay Gillian, seeking a second term.

Gillian has tried to present the promise of common sense leadership, but Price says the city could do better.

The race has included three candidate nights, but Gillian was unable to attend one, leaving the floor to Price. At the next event, the two men were able to introduce themselves, but no questions were asked in public. The third debate seemed like a fairly cordial event, but by the end of the week, the Price campaign had accused Gillian of ignoring the law in financing his campaign by accepting $10,000 from his father, former Ocean City Mayor Roy Gillian.

Jay Gillian has stated that the money was meant as a loan, but was misreported in his finance form. He said last week that the money has been returned.

In the council race, voters throughout Ocean City have a choice between five men to fill three seats on the governing body. Unlike the four Ward seats in Ocean City, the three at-large members of council are voted by the entire city.

This year, Peter Madden, Michael Hyson and Eric Sauder are on the ballot, as are two incumbents, Michael Allegretto and Keith Hartzell.

In the most recent City Council debate, beach replenishment, lagoon dredging, public safety and the city’s infrastructure were topics for discussion. 


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