A nominee to become the newest member of Wilmington City Council will not be joining city government, following a vote taken Thursday night.
Darius Brown was a leading candidate who was interviewed by members of a council committee that was established to name a replacement for former 3rd district Councilwoman Stephanie T. Boulden. Boulden was elected in November to the state House of Representatives. However, Brown received only two votes of support at Thursday’s meeting, when a resolution to install him on council came up for a vote.
The panel of five council members interviewed several candidates before recommending the 29-year-old Brown, who is employeed by the non-profit social service agency Connections Community Support Programs.
A second committee will be set up to interview candidates sometime in the new year.
The 3rd district includes Wilmington’s East Side and Northeast.
Boulden was the winner in a September Democratic primary against former Representative Hazel Plant. Mrs. Plant, who had been ill, died November 24th at the age of 76.