2017 Ocean Pines Candidates’ Draw Results Announced

Five of the seven eligible candidates for this year’s OPA Board of Directors election attended the Candidates’ Draw, which was held in the Administration Building on Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m.

Two candidates, Paula Robertson Gray and Arie Klapholz, have submitted a formal letter of withdrawal. Five candidates now vie for two vacant Board positions.

The Candidates’ Draw determines the order of the names on the ballot and order of seating at the Ocean Pines Association Candidates’ Forum.

Colette Horn will appear first on this year’s ballot and will speak first at this year’s Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Assateague Room in the Ocean Pines Community Center. Here are the results of the drawing:

1. Colette Horn
2. Nicole Schafer Crosariol
3. Douglas Parks
4. Martin Clarke
5. Brenda Lynn Wascak

The Elections Committee is seeking questions from members of the Association for the Candidates’ Forum. Residents are encouraged to submit questions, 75 words or less, by calling the Elections Committee Telephone Hotline at 410-208-3989, or sending questions by email to Elections Committee Chair Steve Tuttle at sltuttle08@gmail.com .

The deadline for submitting questions is Sunday, June 18.

The cutoff date for voter eligibility in Ocean Pines is July 1. Ballots will be mailed on July 11 and are due on Aug. 10. Votes will be counted on Aug. 11. The two winners, each serving a three-year term, will be announced during the annual meeting on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Assateague Room in the Ocean Pines Community Center.

For more information, contact Elections Committee Chair Steve Tuttle at sltuttle08@gmail.com or Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org .

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