Dover elects new mayor

Former Dover City Councilman Robin Christianson is the city’s new mayor. 

Christianson earned 39 percent of the vote in a five-way special mayoral election Tuesday. He will serve the final year of former Mayor Carleton Carey’s term that ends in May. Carey stepped down in April, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. 

The 63-year-old said he will work hard to move the city forward. “I can not wait to get started to be your voice as your mayor,” he said on his Facebook page. 

The mayor-elect served on Dover City Council for 18 years from 1983 to 2001. He also ran for mayor in 1986 and 2004.

Christianson will be sworn in on June 25.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal