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Williams trails in ‘Battle of the Mayors’

(May 28, 2015) The third annual High Heel Race in Berlin is turning into a grudge match between Berlin Mayor Gee Williams and Pocomoke Mayor Bruce Morrison.
Both men are participating in a “Battle of the Mayors” during this year’s event, Friday June 5.
Websites have been established to collect wagers on the winner, with the proceeds going to local nonprofit Women Supporting Women.
As of early this week Morrison had received 330 votes – Williams had received none.
Mary Henderson, support group facilitator for the Ocean City Chapter of Women Supporting Women, added fuel to the fire on Tuesday.
“[Morrison’s] people obviously have more faith in him winning than Berlin with Mayor Gee,” she said.
“All they have to do is go online, go to our website, and it’s a $1 vote what mayor you think is going to win,” Henderson added. “Bruce Morrison already has 330 people thinking he’s going to win. Mayor Gee has nobody.”
Henderson did admit that Williams, a veteran of the previous two High Heel Races in Berlin, should, at least in theory, have an edge in the competition.
“I’ve seen Mayor Gee run,” she said. “I know he can rock a pair of heels.”
Williams categorized the competition as a friendly rivalry between two men who have known each other for years.
“I expect that the mayor of Pocomoke would poke-along, but not stroke,” Williams said on Tuesday. “I just can’t imagine, but we’ll find out.”
Williams extended the same challenge last year, but did not receive any takers.
“I’m very glad to see that Mayor Morrison is taking up the challenge, and hopefully it’ll draw a little more participation overall and create a little more fun for everybody,” he said. “I think we’ll probably surprise people with how fast two fellas our age can go.”
Morrison was not available for comment at press time.
To vote for Williams visit
To vote for Morrison visit