DOVER — Candidates in Kent County Levy Court’s special election for commissioner in the 2nd District filed campaign finance statements in mid-February that show Republican Jim Hosfelt has raised more money than Democrat Andrea Kreiner.
Ms. Kreiner has received $8,688.21 in contributions, made expenditures of $2,943.85 and had $6,744.36 on hand as of Feb. 21.
Mr. Hosfelt had $9,880.67 in contributions, had made expenditures of $1,820.14 and listed $8,060.53 on hand as of Feb. 20.
Both candidates are expected to file updated campaign finance statements with the Department of Elections next Monday or Tuesday. The special election will be held March 21.
The two are seeking to fill the seat left vacant when Commissioner Brad Eaby, a Democrat, resigned to take a job with the state government.
His resignation still left the Levy Court with a majority 4-2 Democratic margin.
Mr. Hosfelt announced his candidacy on Jan. 25 in response to the court’s call for a special election. His background includes service in the U.S. Air Force as a security policeman between 1980 and 1987. He also served with the Air Force Reserve prior to being hired by the City of Dover in 1988 as a police officer. He was promoted to chief of police in 2010. He retired in 2014 after 26 years of service.
He is a graduate of Delaware Technical Community College and the FBI National Academy. He is currently Dover city councilman.
Ms. Kreiner also announced her candidacy in mid-January. She has owned and operated a sustainability consulting firm since 2005. Prior to that, she was former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner’s policy advisor on agriculture, energy, environment and transportation.
Ms. Kreiner also spent 10 years managing the business and community services office at DNREC.
She earned an undergraduate degree in applied economics and business management and a graduate degree in resource economics.
She’s also a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional.
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