Lindell seeking re-election to Dover’s 1st District council seat

DOVER — Matthew J. Lindell has filed a nominating petition seeking re-election to his 1st District seat on Dover City Council.

Councilman Lindell was first elected in May 2017 in a special election held after Jim Hosfelt Jr. vacated his council seat following his election as a commissioner on the Kent County Levy Court.

This year’s city of Dover Municipal Election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16.

So far, incumbent Scott W. Cole has filed for re-election to his 3rd District seat and Albert W. “Bill” Holmes Jr. announced his intentions to run for the 2nd District seat left vacant when then-Councilman Brian E. Lewis was elected as Kent County Sheriff last November.

Mayor Robin R. Christiansen’s position is also up for election this year. On a social media post on Dec. 21, he wrote, “After the Holidays I will officially file for re-election as Mayor of the City of Dover so together, as a team, we can continue to move Dover forward! I Believe in Dover, and I hope you believe in Dover too! Thank you for your support!”

City residents who plan to run for election to the mayor’s office must submit their completed election petitions no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

Candidates who hope to run for city council have until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, to file their nominating petitions.

Municipal elections are held in odd-numbered years on the third Tuesday in April, with half the members of the city’s council 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 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.

 

Delaware State News staff writer Mike Finney can be reached at mfinney@newszap.com.

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