City Council Races Have Begun


This year’s City of Milford Elections will be held on Saturday, April 28. The polls will be open from 12 noon to 8pm at the Milford Middle School, located at 612 Lakeview Ave Milford, Delaware. This year will host two contested races including elections for the Mayor of Milford and the First Ward seat for Milford City Council.

For the mayoral race, incumbent Mayor Ronnie Rogers is being challenged by former city councilman James Oeschler. Council’s First Ward race will see incumbent Garrett Grier challenged by former city councilman Michael Spillane.

Unchallenged seats this election year will include Wards Two, Three and Four with Councilmen Allen Pikus and Owen Brooks and candidate Katrina Wilson, respectively, running unopposed.

The deadline for registering to vote in the 2012 City Election is Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:30pm. Having registered through the State of Delaware, Kent County or Sussex County Department of Elections does not qualify individuals to vote in a City of Milford Election. To be eligible, individuals must have registered at Milford City Hall.

Registrations are accepted from 8am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday at Milford City Hall. Applicants are required to present verification of identity and residence and/or proof of ownership of property. City Hall will also hold Special Voter Registration times on Wednesday, March 7 from 4:30 pm to 8pm and Saturday, March 24 from 10am to 2pm.

Those people voting by absentee ballot should call the City Clerk’s Office at 302-424-3712 to be added to a list to obtain an affidavit for absentee balloting. Please contact the City of Milford at 302-424-3712 if you have questions or to determine if you are currently registered.

Note: An earlier version of this story that ran in the MILFORD REVIEW identified James Starling as one of the unopposed candidates running for re-election; Mr. Starling is not up for re-election at this time. Katrina Wilson, running unopposed for 4th Ward, was left out of that version of the story. We apologize for the error.