Millsboro seeks candidates for June council election

Date Published: 
May 9, 2014

The Town of Millsboro is currently seeking candidates to run in the June town council election, to serve as representatives for Districts 2 and 3, and as at-large representative. The Town’s election will be held on Saturday, June 14, from 1 until 7 p.m.

Candidates must be at least 21; must have been a bona fide resident of the United States, State of Delaware and the Town for at least one year prior to the date of the election; and must not have been convicted of a felony. Additionally, those filing to run as the District 2 and 3 candidates must live within those defined districts.

District 2 Councilman Greg Hastings announced at this week’s regular council meeting that he would not be seeking reelection.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to serve the greater town of Millsboro. It has been an honor and privilege to work with my fellow councilmen and -women, as well as the administration here in the Town of Millsboro,” said Hastings. “I have had, in the last year, some personal things that have changed my focus, changed my direction, and I have come to the decision to step down.”

Town Manager Faye Lingo noted that District 2 is the area of town that is between the north side of Main Street and Route 113. As of mid-week, no residents had filed to run for the seat.

District 3 — which covers all of Millsboro west of Route 113 — is currently represented on council by Michelle Truitt, who as of mid-week was the only candidate to have filed for that seat.

Incumbent Jim Petruzella has filed to retain his current position as at-large representative. Currently Joseph Brady, who had previously been elected to the council in 1995 and served as a councilman and mayor of the town for 12 years, has also filed to run for the seat.

Anyone wishing to be a candidate must file a written notice no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at town hall. Each candidate must file a “certificate of intention” or a “statement of organization” form, which can be acquired at town hall.

“We’ve been fortunate in Millsboro to have good councilpersons,” said Lingo. “If a resident wants to serve and do some good, they’re certainly welcome.”

Millsboro Town Center is located at 322 Wilson Highway in Millsboro. For more information, call (302) 934-8171 or visit www.millsboro.org.