Milford Mayor Bryan W. Shupe filed to run for the 36th District seat in the Delaware House of Representative after current State Rep. Harvey Kenton announced he will not seek another term.

“I have given this opportunity much consideration and would be honored to continue serving my community and Sussex County at the state level,” said Shupe. “Rep. Kenton has been a strong advocate for the 36th District, and I am humbled to have his support during this campaign.”

“I have had the honor and privilege of serving the 36th District and the state of Delaware for the last eight years,” said Kenton. “I am fully embracing Bryan Shupe as the candidate to lead in Dover where I have left off.”

Shupe was born and raised in Milford. After graduating from Milford High School, he earned his bachelor’s in political science from the University of Delaware. Shupe created his first business, Milford Live, and shortly after met his wife, Sherry Shaffer, with whom he opened Fur-Baby Boutique & Doggie Daycare.

Shupe serves as the president of the Sussex County Association of Towns, as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service and the Kent Economic Partnership. Locally, he serves on the board of directors for the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club and volunteers and supports several local organizations including Downtown Milford Inc., Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford and the Milford School District. He served on the Milford City Council representing Ward 1 and as a member of the Economic Development, Infrastructure and Public Works Committees and is currently a member of the city of Milford Economic Development, Police & Public Safety, Finance and Public Works Committees as mayor.