|Diane Downing /Pocomoke City|
Council- District 2
POCOMOKE CITY — With the 2013 municipal election coming up this spring, the two incumbents on the Pocomoke City Council, Diane Downing and George E. Tasker, have both filed for another term.
Downing, who represents the 2nd District, is running for her second term. She cited some of the improvements she would like to see during the next three years.
She is hoping the town could attract new businesses in the downtown area. Already, a new downtown coordinator has been hired to help businesses in the area. Outside of the downtown, she would like to see the continued revitalization of homes in Pocomoke City.
Another area of interest is the continued reduction of crime in the community. To help in that function, the town has employed a new police chief and recently completed new headquarters for the department. This improvement has increased the morale of the police force, which had been housed for years in the old armory.
The council member is also interested in the youth of the town and wants to see additional activities for them. One possibility she suggests is an arcade to keep them occupied.
She wants to maintain the services that the city presently offers but hopes to keep the taxes low.
|George Tasker/Pocomoke City|
Council- District 1
Tasker was elected last year to fulfill the unexpired term of the late Bob Hawkins. This year he is running for a complete term for District 1.
The candidate echoes Downing’s feelings about increased business in Pocomoke City both downtown and in the industrial park. He said having been in business he understands business.
He is presently territorial manager for U.S. Lubes. However, on Sunday he can be found serving as the pastor of Pocomoke’s Abundant Life Apostolic Church.
Flooding and the correction of drainage problems are also high on Tasker’s list. One area he is hoping to correct is Jenkins Orchard.