Fenwick Island elects four, but not the ‘Fenwick Four’

More than half of Fenwick Island’s eligible voters cast ballots in the Aug. 1 town council election, responding to a month of intense campaigning by the six candidates running for four seats.

Incumbents Richard Mais (251 votes), Gene Langan (245) and Roy Williams (223) led in the polls, followed by challenger Julie Lee (199). They defeated challengers Lisa Benn (195) and Ann Christ (173).

Residents seem to have voted against the bloc, as the four candidates collectively known as the “Fenwick Four” — Williams, Lee, Benn and Christ — received the lowest vote counts.

At least 400 ballots were cast.

Mais, Langan, Williams and Lee will be sworn in at an Aug. 18 special council reorganization meeting, when new council positions will also be chosen, including the council president/mayor role, which had been held for nine years by recently retired councilwoman Audrey Serio.

The next regular town council meeting is set for Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m.