Dorchester County Council Members

District #5 Tom Bradshaw
Acting County Manager Jay L. Newcomb

 

 Don B. Satterfield (R)

 
First Council District
 

Councilman Satterfield is serving his first term in Dorchester County government.  He was born in Cambridge, Maryland on August 11, 1953.  Councilman Satterfield is retired from Dorchester County where he served with the Sheriff's Office, managed the County Airport and the Department of Corrections where he served as Warden.  He is also retired from the U.S. Army/Maryland National Guard with over 30 years and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.  Councilman Satterfield is an exempt member of Rescue Fire Company having served as Ladder Truck Captain and President of the Company.  His hobbies include golf, old cars/vehicles and riding his Harley.  Councilman Satterfield is a life member of VFW Post 7460 and a member of the American Legion 91, Cambridge Elks Lodge 1272, Moose Lodge 1211, the Maryland Farm Bureau and Cambridge FOP Lodge 27.  He and his wife Ruthie attend Grace Methodist Church in Cambridge.


Contact Information:

 
    * Cell: (410) 463-7446
    * E-Mail: dsatterfield@docogonet.com
 

 William V. Nichols (D)

Second Council District


Councilman Nichols was born in Cambridge on November 8, 1958. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1976 and is currently employed by Maryland Wire Belts. Councilman Nichols is a member of the Recreation and Parks Board and serves on the Maryland Association of Counties Legislative Board.  He formerly served on the Dorchester County Insurance Committee and the Dorchester County Social Services Board.  Councilman Nichols is currently the Vice President for the County Council and is serving his sixth term on the Dorchester County Council. He resides with his wife and children in Cambridge.

 
Contact Information:
 
    * Home: (410) 221-1371
    * E-Mail: wnichols@docogonet.com 
 

Ricky Travers (D)

Third Council District

Councilman Travers is currently the President of the County Council.  Councilman Travers attended Cambridge High School from which he graduated in 1974.  He was born and raised in Dorchester County and has worked his entire life at Simmons Center Market which is located at 600 Race Street in Cambridge, Maryland.  He is currently the owner and manager of this family operated grocery store and greenhouse.  His hobbies include camping, and spending time with his wife, four sons, parents and extended family. Councilman Travers is a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Rescue Fire Company, Lloyds Fire Company, Mid Shore Regional Council of Maryland, Cambridge Main Street and a sitting member of the Board of License Commissioners. 

 
Contact Information:
 
    * Work: 410-228-4313
    * Home: 410-228-1532
    * E-Mail: travers@fastol.com
 

Rick Price (R)

Fourth Council District
 
Councilman Price was born in Cambridge on October 17, 1954.  Councilman Price graduated from St. Francis Preparatory School in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.  He attended Chesapeake College where he obtained an AA degree in General College Studies and Salisbury State where he obtained a BA degree in Liberal Arts.  His hobbies include going to the movies, traveling and spending time with his family.  He is an Associate Member and Past President of the North Dorchester Jaycees, an Associate Member of the East New Market Fire Company, a Member of the Hurlock Sons of American Legion Squadron 243, and an Associate Member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 27.  Councilman Price was employed as a Radio News Director for WCEM Radio in Cambridge, Maryland from 1981 to 1984, a Police Dispatcher for the City of Cambridge, Maryland from 1984 to 2010, and is currently employed at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland as a Phone Business Exchange Operator.
 
Contact Information:
 
   * Cell: 443-521-5518
   * E-Mail: rprice@docogonet.com 
 

 Tom Bradshaw (R)

Fifth Council District

Councilman Bradshaw is serving his second term in Dorchester County government.  Councilman Bradshaw graduated from Cambridge South Dorchester High School in 1984.  He is co-owner of Reid's Grove Country Store and drives a school bus for local contractors.  His  leisure activities and hobbies include researching local history, genealogy, painting, drawing, hunting and attending church. Councilman Bradshaw is a member of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Archeological Society of Maryland, Cambridge Skeet and Gun Club, Maryland Farm Bureau and Delmarva Poultry Industry.  
 
Contact Information:
 
    * Home: (410) 943-1212
    * Cell: (443) 515-0612
    * E-Mail: tbradshaw@docogonet.com
 

Jay L. Newcomb

 

Acting County Manager

Councilman Newcomb is currently the Acting County Manager.   He previously served as County Commissioner from 1998-2004 and a County Council member from 2006-2014.
He is a Maryland School Bus Contractor who owns three buses as well as the owner of Old Salty's Restaurant, Inc. in Fishing Creek, Maryland. Councilman Newcomb is a 1978 graduate from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School.  He has held many offices in the South Dorchester Jaycees and is a lifetime member of the Church Creek Vol. Fire Co., Inc. for which he has served as President, Vice President, Secretary and Chief for 11 years.  Councilman Newcomb attends St. John's United Methodist Church, has served as Coach for South Dorchester Youth Soccer League with three teams, and is a member of the Sons of American Legion.  He has served on the Seafood Task Force for the State of Maryland and on the Board of Election for Dorchester County.

Contact Information:
 
    * Home: (410) 397-2134
    * E-Mail: jaynewcomb@docogonet.com