While Chris Coons being sworn in as Senator in a big ceremony in Washington, D.C. today, in a much smaller ceremony, former New Castle County Council President Paul Clark (D) officially takes over the reigns of the county from Coons.
Clark says he will take the next week to get settled into his new role as county executive before making his first public address during a council meeting on November 23. “This day is really about Chris Coons and celebrating his swearing in,” Clark said. “I’m trying to spend the next few days getting my office set up and getting to work.”
As he takes over control of the county, Clark says most department managers and political appointees will stay in their positions through the end of the year, but there will be a few changes. Those changes include Dennis Phifer who will be Clark’s chief of staff. County Attorney Gregg Wison will become Chief Administrative Officer, replacing Rick Gregory. In the coming days, the new administration will launch a website for people interested in working for the county to post resumes.