Ocean View looking for District 4 candidates to fill seat


Coastal Point • Submitted : Ocean View is looking for candidates who live in District 4 to run for town council.Coastal Point • Submitted : Ocean View is looking for candidates who live in District 4 to run for town council.The Town of Ocean View is seeking candidates to fill the District 4 town council seat, for a three-year term.

The seat is currently held by Councilman Bob Lawless, who has served on council since 2009 and is unable to run for reelection this year, as a two-term limit is imposed by the town charter.

As of Coastal Point’s Wednesday news deadline, four Ocean View residents had registered to run in the Town’s April election. Residents Jon Debuchananne, Don Walsh, Kent Liddle and Carol Bodine had all filed to run.

Any resident of District 4 — which consists primarily of Wedgefield, Avon Park, Bear Trap and Fairway Village — may file to run for the council seat if they are 18 or older, a U.S. citizen, a resident of the town for at least one year immediately preceding the date of election, a resident of District 4 at the time of filing and during the full term of office and registered to vote in the town.

Anyone who wishes to file as a candidate for District 4 council member must file a Certification of Intention and pay a $50 filing fee no later March 11 at 4 p.m.

The election will be held Saturday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at town hall.

For more information, or to file, call (302) 539-9797 or go to the Wallace A. Melson Municipal Building at 201 Central Avenue in Ocean View between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.