Egipciaco files bid to run for 2nd District seat

DOVER — Anthony Egipciaco, Jr. became the last candidate to enter the hunt for election to Dover City Council after he filed a nominating petition for the vacated Second District seat on Thursday

That was well before the filing deadline for this year’s city of Dover Municipal Election passed at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Mr. Egipciaco became the fourth candidate for the Second District seat after his petition was received and verified by the city clerk on Thursday.

Mr. Egipciaco is joining fellow candidates Albert W. “Bill” Holmes Jr., Ralph L. Taylor, Jr. and Faye Della White in announcing their intentions to seek the Second District seat that was left vacant after former Councilman Brian E. Lewis resigned following his election as Kent County Sheriff last November.

This year’s Municipal Election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 16.

Robin R. Christiansen will return for a second term as Dover’s mayor after the deadline to run for the office passed on Jan. 31 with him running unopposed.

Incumbents Matthew J. Lindell (First District), Scott W. Cole (Third District) and Roy Sudler, Jr. (Fourth District) will all retain their seats on city council as none of them were challenged.

Municipal elections are held in odd-numbered years on the third Tuesday in April, with half the members of the city council’s four districts up for a vote each time.

The mayor and nine council members are elected to four-year staggered terms on a non-partisan basis. Elections for mayor are held during odd-numbered years while the seat of council representative-at-large, currently held by Timothy A. Slavin, is held in the years when the mayor’s office is not voted on.

Candidates elected to council and the mayor’s office will be sworn in during the Monday, May 13, meeting of city council at Dover’s City Hall.

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