Election Results: Carroll Confirmed as Mayor of Galena, Maryland
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, John T. Carroll (Zeta Gamma–Goldey-Beacom ’01) was elected as the mayor or Galena, Maryland. After serving a year on the city council, Carroll decided to run unopposed for mayor as opposed to re-election to the city council. He will be sworn in at the July town meeting to begin his four-year term.
“I think it was a great turnout…probably the best I’ve seen yet,” Carroll said Tuesday on the number of people who went to the polls.
Carroll will replace Mayor Sam Sessa, who was appointed mayor in 2015 after 24 years on the city council and did not seek re-election.
“I’ve been doing this for a while and it’s time for somebody else to do it,” Sessa said.
Carroll, who is only 34 years old, will be working with the city council, including the two newest editions, Frank Bogdan and Bert Piasecki, who is also in his 30s.
“I look forward to working with Bert and Mr. Bogdan for the next four years, and hopefully more,” Carroll said. “It speaks loud and clear that people want a youth vote.”
John Carroll is a real estate agent and owner of Village Real Estate Company, LLC, a lifelong resident of the Upper Shore, and a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College with a bachelor degree in Marketing & Sales Management. He has a keen eye and an overactive Android. He prides himself in being readily available and always accessible. John LOVES to text message and email! His in-depth knowledge of the local area and a gift for amusing visitors with local folklore makes him a natural born Eastern Shore salesman. As an avid photographer, he treats each listing as a creative project, and is tenacious in his pursuit for the perfect buyer. If you like what you read, please send him a text message, I’m sure he will reply.
Realtor Linda Kendz said John Carroll was instrumental in making Village Real Estate Company a reality, opening the antiques store and looking for new ways the town can grow.
“He’s visible in Galena and very personable,” Kendz said. “He has a vision of what this town can and should be.”