Freeholder Gerald Thornton and Ocean City Councilwoman Susan Sheppard are the frontrunners headed into today’s election. Democrats Bob Jackson and Patrick Morley put a last ditch effort in over the past week to try and play spoiler. Jackson has experience being a former mayor of West Cape May; however, Morley was a late entry and is relatively unknown throughout the county. Thornton is trying to finish off a big comeback during the primary season, when he did not win the committee vote to run on the main Republican column. Thornton picked up Sheppard to become his running mate and the two haven’t looked back since.