Republican Kovach wins New Castle County President seat

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.

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