by Terry Rogers
On Saturday, June 13, the City of Milford held an election for City Council in three of the City’s four wards. In Ward 1, incumbent Councilman Michael Boyle faced challenger Michael Spillane while in Ward 2, Andrew Fulton and Joe Wiley vied for the seat recently vacated by City Councilwoman Lisa Peel. Incumbent Councilman Owen Brooks faced a challenge from Brian Baer while there was no election needed in Ward 4 since City Councilwoman Katrina Wilson ran unopposed. In addition, there was no election for the Mayor’s position as Mayor Archie Campbell also ran unopposed.
In Ward 1, Michael Boyle was the winner with 173 votes, which represents 52 percent of the 335 votes cast. Michael Spillane received 162 votes, or 48 percent of the vote.
“I am very happy people turned out to vote,” Boyle said. “We have a lot to do over the next few months. The biggest thing is to be sure that our businesses recover after the COVID-19 closures. That is the first thing we need to address.”
In Ward 2, Andrew Fulton was the winner with 119 votes out of 229 cast, representing 52 percent of the vote. Joseph Wiley received 110 votes, representing 48 percent of the vote.
“I hope to serve the people of Ward 2 to the best of my ability,” Fulton said. “I want to serve with the same enthusiasm that I have expressed in my campaign. I cannot wait to be part of a positive change in the town of Milford.”
In Ward 3, Brian Baer was the winner with 57 of the 107 votes cast, which represents 53 percent of the vote. Owen Brooks received 50 votes, representing 47 percent of the vote.
“I feel very blessed to have won my first public election, even if it was only 53 percent of the vote,” Baer said. “I look forward to working with our citizens, city leaders and businesses over the next two years. I’ve already mentioned some changes I’d like to see but please contact me with your ideas.”
Mayor Campbell congratulated the winners and thanked all the candidates for stepping up to represent the citizens of Milford.
“I am very pleased that people took time out of their day to vote,” Mayor Campbell said. “I am glad everything went well and am looking forward to working with a few new faces on City Council.”
The winners will be sworn in at the City’s Reorganization Meeting on June 22, 2020.