by Terry Rogers
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the City of Milford held an election for Mayor as well as an open Council seat in Ward 1. Arthur “Archie” Campbell was elected Mayor while Michael Boyle will represent Ward 1 for the next two years. The Mayor seat became available when Mayor Bryan Shupe stepped down to run for a seat in the state House of Representatives. Arthur “Archie” Campbell, who held the Ward 1 seat, then stepped down to run for Mayor.
“There were 871 votes cast in the Mayor’s race with Arthur Campbell receiving 537 votes and Todd Culotta receiving 334 votes,” read election official, Karen Boone. “There were 426 votes cast in the Council race for Ward 1 with Michael Boyle receiving 245 votes and Cindy Schofield receiving 181 votes.” Councilman-elect Boyle and Mayor-elect Campbell will be sworn in to serve a two-year term at the Annual Reorganization Meeting for City Council on Monday, May 7, 2018. Councilman Owen Brooks as well as Councilwomen Lisa Ingram-Peel and Katrina Wilson will also be sworn in that evening. No elections were held for their seats as they all ran unopposed.
“Congratulations to the voters of Milford for coming out and voting,” Councilman-elect Boyle said after the results were read. “My main focus is to bring more jobs to Milford.” Schofield expressed her congratulations after the results were read, thanking those who voted for her in the election.
Culotta also congratulated his opponent after it was announced he was not the successful candidate, wishing Mayor-elect Campbell well over the next two years.
“I had high hopes, but Archie was the successful candidate,” Culotta said. “I plan to do whatever I can to support him as Mayor.”
Mayor-elect Campbell says that he will focus on cleaning up the city while addressing infrastructure needs, including necessary road repairs over the next two years.
“The people have spoken,” Mayor-elect Campbell said. “I am going to do a good job and I will do my best to serve them well.” Mayor-elect Campbell hopes to keep taxes down, to collect delinquent taxes and to increase code enforcement over the next two years.”
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