May 6, 2014

Unofficial results for Town of Cape Charles May 6 municipal elections:

Total voters – 419

(E) George Proto – 264
Frank Wendell – 149

(E) Chris Bannon – 258
(E) Joan Natali – 251
(E) Charles “Sambo” Brown – 238
Lynn Mitchell-Fields – 168
David Gay – 150
Deborah Bender – 129

(E) = Elected




  1. Sgt. Jockamo Rasputin on May 7th, 2014 1:50 am

    As a local Cape Charles outsider, (Townsend), I must say the the Three Ring Circus known as Cape CharlesTown Council will not be as entertaining as it could have been. The townfolk actually elected the best and brightest candidates this go around. The town employees can shed a sigh of relief, perhaps the Chickens will come home to roost, and even the Cats can stop worrying. Speaking of the town felines; I propose the the town change it’s name to “Cat City”.

  2. Antonio Sacco on May 7th, 2014 1:54 am

    Congratulations to those elected, you have a big job ahead, my best to all to succeed.

  3. David Gay on May 7th, 2014 9:10 am

    Congratulations to George and Mrs. Proto, Chris Bannon, Joan Natali, and Sambo Brown. You all ran a good campaign and had a strong ground game. I wish you all the best and hope that those campaign promises about healing the town are not just political rhetoric. It is a new day. Let’s make it a good one.

  4. Susan Bauer on May 7th, 2014 1:38 pm

    This was not just a victory. It was a slam dunk – a repudiation of the New Team and its scorched earth politics. Time for the New Team to pack its bag of conspiracy theories and take a hike. Congratulations to the successful candidates.

  5. Dana Lascu on May 7th, 2014 2:28 pm

    A very good first step in healing for the winning administration is to get those voters who declared Cape Charles as their “primary” residence for the purpose of this election to pay local property taxes for their automobiles, as that will substantially increase our tax revenue.

  6. Karen Gay on May 7th, 2014 2:36 pm

    I am wondering how gloating will help to heal the town?

  7. Wayne Creed on May 7th, 2014 2:52 pm

    The Invasion of the Pod People and the Cape Maying of Cape Charles is complete. No Agent Mulder, I don’t want to believe. Not even Debbie Bender in an F-250 can save us now…..that said, congrats to George Proto (I think he will be a good Mayor), Joan, Chris and Sambo. And remember, as Woody Allen so wisely stated in his book ‘Loser Take All’, “More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

    Onward and Further.

  8. Carol and Don Hutchings on May 9th, 2014 2:33 pm

    Congratulations George. We know you will do a great job.