Sykesville Has a New Mayor – Ian Shaw

by Jack White on May 8, 2013

Well folks, this is already old news, but I just thought I’d post it for the historic record. Here’s the score.

Ian Shaw 295, Mike Miller 118, Stacy Link 258, Leo Keenan 210, Debbie Ellis 206, Anna Carter 187, John Ellis 141, and Joe Moltz 136.

Best of luck to Mike Miller and Chris True, who will no longer be  part of town government. Welcome, Stacy, and welcome back, Debbie.

Here’s the story in the Carroll County Times.

And if you’re wondering what happened to all the election questions and a couple of the articles about the election, I hid them. Maybe they’ll reappear someday, but it’s not likely.

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Leo Keenan May 9, 2013 at 11:11 am

Since I am not on Facebook I can’t post on your page there, so I wanted to take the opportunity here on the blog to congratulate Ian, Stacy and Debby. I’m looking forward to continuing my work with Ian, to working again with Debby, and to welcoming Stacy on board. Her energy and enthusiasm will be a welcome addition to the Council.

I would also like to thank the residents of Sykesville that came out and voted on such a miserable weather day. It was nice to see so many people coming through to exercise their civic right to vote.

And finally I would like to acknowledge Joe, Anna and John. All 3 have been strong volunteers and advocates of the Town for the past several years, and I hope that they will continue to stay involved. Anna and Joe have devoted countless hours these past few years to Main Street and the festivals and events.

There are quite a few projects in development with South Branch Park, Warfield and Main Street; Main Street will soon be at 100% storefront occupancy. Stop by and say “hi” to the two most recent additions, Revive and Company, and Cowboys and Angels. I’m very excited about the future of Sykesville! If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to email me at


Frank Robert May 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

It is a great thing to see the American political process at work in what in reality is the closest “to the people” election. This was a unique election to watch. Every single candidate has been involved with working for the town in some capacity. It is a shame that only 4 could be elected because I feel that each genuinely cares for the town and wants to make it better. I look forward to working with those elected and hope that those not elected continue to work to support the town in some meaningful capacity. Thank you for your efforts one and all.

Frank Robert
President Sykesville Town Council

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