Candidates’ Draw Results Announced

Five of the seven remaining eligible candidates for this year’s Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors election attended the Candidates’ Draw at the Ocean Pines Community Center on Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m.

Two candidates, Mark Mitchell and Scott Wagner, have submitted a formal withdrawal. Seven candidates now vie for three 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’ Forums.

Here are the results of the drawing:

  1. Steve Tuttle
  2. Frank Daly
  3. Gregory Turner
  4. Paula Gray
  5. Esther Diller
  6. Ted Moroney
  7. Arie Klapholz

The Elections Committee is seeking questions from members of the Association for the first Candidates’ Forum. Residents are encouraged to submit questions, 75 words or less, by calling the Elections Committee Telephone Hotline at 410-208-3989, or emailing the Elections Committee at

The deadline for submitting questions for the first Candidates’ Forum is Sunday, June 24. The deadline for submitting questions for the second Candidates’ Forum is Sunday, July 15.

The cutoff date for voter eligibility in Ocean Pines is July 3. Ballots will be mailed on July 6 and are due on Aug. 8. Votes will be counted on Aug. 10. The three winners, two serving three-year terms and the other serving a remaining one-year term due to a vacancy, will be validated during the annual meeting on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Assateague Room in the Ocean Pines Community Center.

Key dates in the election process include:

Candidates’ Forum                                                June 27, 2018 at 7 p.m., Ocean Pines Yacht Club

Voter Eligibility Deadline                                        July 3, 2018

Ballots Mailed                                                          July 6, 2018

2nd Candidates’ Forum                                          July 21, 2018 at 10 a.m., Ocean Pines Yacht Club

Ballot Deadline                                                       August 8, 2018

Ballots Counted                                                      August 10, 2018 at 10 a.m., Community Center

Annual Meeting                                                     August 11, 2018 at 10 a.m., Community Center

For more information, contact Ocean Pines Elections Committee Chairperson Steve Habeger at or Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or

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