Republican Tom Kovach has bucked the trend to elect Democrats in Delaware by handily winning the race for New Castle County President.
Kovach beat Democrat Tim Sheldon 58% to 42% to finish the term of Paul Clark who had been elevated to County Executive when Chris Coons resigned to become a U.S. Senator for Delaware
There were less than 30,000 votes cast in the election. In the final days Sheldon relied on Coons and Senator Tom Carper to record a series of campaign robo-calls to New Castle County residents. Kovach campaigned on the need to change the status quo on the Council. He says New Castle County faces a serious economic situation.
Kovach thanked his supporters on his website. He had just lost his bid for re-election in November to a seat in the Delaware House. This position will be for 2 years and pays just over $45,000.