Last weekend, Millsboro resident Joseph Brady won the “At Large” council seat on the Millsboro Town Council, following the town’s annual municipal election.
Brady received 108 votes, while his opponent, Neil Dickerson, received 68. Incumbent Jim Petruzella did not file for reelection to the seat.
“I’m very happy,” said Brady of his win. “It’s a good feeling.”
Brady had previously served on council for 12 years, serving seven years as a council member and five as mayor.
Now that he’s returning to the council, Brady said he hopes to work on fixing the drainage issue on Wilson Highway.
“There’s a stormwater sewer that goes under the railroad track. The railroad won’t fix their crossing until we fix that,” he said, adding that he plans to work with state Rep. John Atkins and Sen. Gerald Hocker on the issue.
Brady said he also hopes to add a second bathroom, specifically for children, in Cupola Park.
“I wanted to finish up what I started in the park,” he said.
Brady said he and his wife campaigned on the June 14 election day and that he was thankful for the support of those who voted for him.
“I went out and talked to a lot of people, and they all supported me and came out,” he said.
Brady will be sworn in at the July 7 council meeting. District 3 Councilwoman Michelle Truitt will retain her seat, as she was the only resident to file in District 3. No resident filed for the District 2 seat, held by Greg Hastings, who opted not to run for re-election, and the seat will remain vacant until council action is taken to fill it.