Kent County Levy Court commissioner election set for Tuesday

DOVER — Voters from Kent County’s Second District will head to the polls Tuesday for a special election between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. to choose a new Levy Court Commissioner.

In January, Republican Jim Hosfelt and Democrat Andrea Kreiner announced their candidacies for the seat vacated by Bradley Eaby, a Democrat. Mr. Eaby’s resignation left the Levy Court with a majority 4-2 Democratic margin.

Mr. Hosfelt’s 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 a Dover city councilman.

Ms. Kreiner has owned and operated a sustainability consulting firm since 2005. Prior to that, she was former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner’s policy adviser 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.

According to elections data, the Second District has 21,029 registered voters — 10,045 Democrats, 5,626 Republicans and 5,358 other.

For more information and election data after the polls close, visit electionskc.delaware.gov.

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