Emmitsburg Mayor Re-Elected To 4th Term


Voter turnout was high in three-way race

Emmitsburg, MD (KB) – On Tuesday, Emmitsburg re-elected Mayor Don Briggs, who is set to serve his fourth term.

His opponents included Jim Hoover and commissioner Cliff Sweeney.

Although campaigning this year looked different due to the coronavirus pandemic, the town had the highest number of ballots seen in any Emmitsburg election in the past six years. Briggs topped the votes with 230, then Hoover with 110, and Sweeney received 58 for a grand total of 398 ballots cast.

Joe Ritz was re-elected as commissioner and walked away with 331 votes, as he ran for the position unopposed.

Briggs will officially be sworn in for his fourth term on October 5, 2020.

By Katie Barnes