Milford Councilman Campbell files for mayoral seat

MILFORD — Milford City Councilman Archie Campbell, who serves Ward I, filed to run for mayor of Milford on Thursday.

Mr. Campbell retired from L’oreal Lancome as the director of operations. He has served on the Milford City Council for the past two years and seven years on the Planning and Zoning Commission.

“I believe the city has done a lot to improve the lives of residents in Milford and I want to see that our ability to create jobs and improve the quality of life for our residents continues,” Mr. Campbell said.

“Large projects like the Bayhealth Sussex Campus, Nemours and Nationwide will need leadership that understands the challenges ahead. These capital projects will help current employers expand and new businesses invest in Milford.”

In an effort to continue growing the private economy, Mr. Campbell believes it is important that the city focuses on efforts to rehabilitate roads and infrastructure and increase family recreational opportunities to improve the quality of life for residents as well as newcomers to the area.

He has worked on council to promote more economic development downtown and build an environment to spur local business expansion and a more walkable, bikeable community.

“We want residents to be proud of the town they live in and our businesses to have the ability to attract employees that choose to live in Milford,” he said.

Archie Campbell

As a council member, Mr. Campbell has championed efforts to lower electric rates, invest in aging infrastructure and increase public transportation. He has helped to balance two budgets without tax increases and voted for legislation that led to the proactive collection of tax delinquent properties by the city of Milford, according to his press release.

Mr. Campbell works as a substitute teacher at the Milford Central Academy and Milford High School. He is an active volunteer in Milford, serving as a member of the Milford Lions Club and coaching the Milford High School Swim Team. He also founded the Milford Marlins, the swim team for the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club. He and his wife, Veronica “Ronnie,” have two children, Arthur and Monica.

The annual city election will be held Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Milford City Hall, 201 S. Walnut St., Milford.

Persons wishing to run for the Office of City Council or the Office of Mayor must file a nomination packet with the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 27. For an appointment to obtain paperwork, call City Clerk Terri Hudson, at 422-1111, ext 1303.

The deadline for registering to vote in this year’s election is 4:30 p.m. on March 29. Voter registration is conducted at City Hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Extended voter registration times will be held on the following dates:

•Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

•Thursday, March 8, from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

•Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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