Delaware Democrats choose candidate for NCCo Council President

Delaware Democrats have chosen New Castle County Council member Tim Sheldon as their candidate in a special election for County Council President.

The winner of the election, to be held in December or January, would replace Paul Clark.  Clark became County Executive November 15th, when Chris Coons was sworn in as Delaware’s U.S. Senator.

“I am honored to be selected by my fellow Democrats to run for this office,” Sheldon said, adding “I look forward to having a conversation with all New Castle County residents about how we can improve the quality of life in our county.”

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Sheldon was first elected to New Castle County Council’s 9th district in 2004.  Bill Dunn, a local civic activist, also sought the nomination.

Sheldon will run against former State Representative Tom Kovach, who was nominated last week by the New Castle County Republican Committee. 

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