Newark Mayoral and City Council Candidate Night - March 19, 2019


LWVNCC invites you to view the video of our recent Newark Candidates Forum (in three parts) below. The Newark city election will be held on April 9, 2019.

After you press the "Play" button (the right-triangle at the center of the video), you may also need to click the speaker icon in the lower right to enable the sound. The video may start by default with the speaker muted (this is indicated by a small "x" next to the speaker icon).


Event Overview

LWVNCC and AAUW Newark branch co-sponsored a candidate's night for the Newark mayoral race and city council on the evening of Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This was a question and answer event open to the public in the Evergreen Room of the Newark Senior Center on Whitechapel Drive. League member Carole Walsh moderated.

Filed Candidates

The following candidates have filed for the office of Mayor for a three-year term: 

  • Catherine Ciferni
  • George J. (Jerry) Clifton
  • Nicholas Samuel Fader - Withdrawn as of February 7, 2019
  • Brandon Joseph Farzad
  • Kasai Guthrie

The following candidates have filed for the office of District 1 Council member for a two-year term:

  • James Joseph Horning, Jr.
  • Mark Morehead

The following candidates have filed for the office of District 2 Council member for a two-year term:

  • Sharon Hughes
  • Maria Ruckle

The following candidates have filed for the office of District 4 Council member for a two-year term:

  • Christopher J. Hamilton

The February 4, 2019, filing deadline has passed. Since there is only one candidate in Council District 4, Mr. Hamilton will automatically assume office in April, 2019; no election will be held for Newark City Council District 4.

Election Date and Registration Deadline

The Newark city election is Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Any individual who is at least 18 years old and is registered to vote with the State of Delaware at a residence within the corporate limits of the City of Newark is eligible to vote in Newark municipal elections. To vote in the April 9, 2019 election, you must be registered by Monday, March 18, 2019. 

Event Sponsors and Volunteers

The League partnered with AAUW Newark, and the Newark Senior Center for this evnt. All sponsoring organizations are nonpartisan and do not support or oppose any political candidate or party.

Please contact Candidate Forum co-chairs Carole Walsh or Judy Taggart if you have questions related to the forum or would like to assist with future LWVNCC candidate nights. 

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