Marabello wins seat on Milford City Council

MILFORD — Former Mayor Daniel Marabello will once again represent city residents — this time on the council.

He was voted in Saturday by 1st Ward residents, 181-98, over Samuel Passwaters III during the city’s annual election.

Mr. Marabello said he was “pleasantly pleased” at the results after they were announced by election official Karen Boone at City Hall.

Having served as mayor of Milford for two years, Mr. Marabello said he welcomes the opportunity to further Milford’s work and growth.

“You’re never sure. I’m pleased and looking forward to participating again and think we have some good work to do,” he said.

His volunteer roles highlight his commitment to Milford, especially the downtown area, he has said. In the past, he has volunteers for Bayhealth Hospital and Circle of Light. He currently spends much of his spare time volunteering for Downtown Milford, Inc. and as the treasurer for both Riverfront Theater and his Homeowner’s Association.

He also served on the board of directors for DMI and other organizations. In 2016, Mr. Marabello won the Volunteer of the Year award, a part of the Excellence in Delaware Revitalization Awards.

“He has the knowledge and experience to be the best city councilman we could ask for,” Rosemary Connelly previously told The Chronicle. “His heart is in the right place and he will work hard for his adopted city and all of its citizens.”

Mr. Marabello will be sworn in for a two-year term Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Councilmembers Todd Culotta and Jason James, Sr. and Vice Mayor Douglas Morrow will also be sworn in that night.

They ran unopposed in the election.

Reach staff writer Jennifer Antonik at jantonik@newszap.com

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