CANDIDATES FORUM - Newark City Council

CANDIDATES FORUM - Newark City Council

MEET THE CANDIDATES

Location

Newark Senior Center
200 White Chapel Dr
Newark Delaware 19713
Delaware US
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Forum Information

The League of Women Voters of New Castle County and the Newark Senior Center are hosting a forum for candidates for Newark City Council on Tuesday March 24, 2020.  All qualified candidates from districts 3 and 5 have been invited to participate. The format is moderated Q&A, with question cards accepted from the audience. 

Travis McDermott from district 6 who is running unopposed will be introduced but will not answer questions on-stage. A "Meet and Greet" for all candidates will follow the program.

The forum is free and open to the public.

Video of the entire event will be available on our website (my.lwv.org/delaware/new-castle-county) after the event, and we also plan to livestream on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/LWVNCC) on that evening.

Election Information

The city election for Council Districts 3 and 5 is to be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. The polling places for the election are as follows:

  • District 3 - Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Fire Station #7, 7 Thorn Lane
  • District 5 - First Presbyterian Church, Memorial Hall, 292 W. Main Street

Filed Candidates

The following candidates have filed for the office of District 3 Council member for a two-year term: 

    • Jay Bancroft
    • Anthony Sinibaldi

The following candidates have filed for the office of District 5 Council member for a two-year term: 

    • Brian K. Anderson
    • Jason Lawhorn

The following candidates have filed for the office of District 6 Council member for a two-year term: 

    • Gordon Hendry - Withdrawn as of February 10, 2020
    • Travis McDermott
Since Travis McDermott is unopposed, he will be declared elected by the Election Board per Section 10-19 of the City Code and he will assume the District 6 Council member position as of the April 23, 2020 Council organizational meeting.
Issues referenced by this event: