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Incumbents retain town council seats

Amanda Parrish * Delaware
aparrish@doverpost.com
Middletown Transcript

Incumbents Robert McGhee, James Reynolds and Robert Stout will keep their spots on the Middletown town council after receiving the most votes for three open seats in the election March 2.

The unofficial results were announced at about 8:20 p.m. at town hall as follows:

Robert Stout, 546 votes;

Robert McGhee, 482 votes;

James Reynolds, 464 votes;

Bruce Orr, 253 votes;

Farah Ramsammy, 230 votes;

William Duck, 152 votes.

The six candidates were running for three seats, with terms of two years each.

McGhee, who has been on council since 2004, said he was glad to see voters still have confidence in him.

“The citizens, they must think I am doing a good job,” he said.

Stout, who was elected for his first term in 2015, said he is humbled to know voters have faith in him.

“I will continue to move my agenda, which is to create an environment for high wage jobs in our community, to continue to move toward not being a ‘bedroom community,” where people live here but leave to work in Wilmington or Philly,” he said.

Vice Mayor Reynolds, who has been serving on council for 30 years, said he is excited to continue his work on council and to make the town a place where people want to live. 

“You see everything we have to offer,” he said. “I just want to make the town more appealing to people coming in.”

Mayor Ken Branner said 733 people voted.

The election board is scheduled to officially certify the results later this week. The re-elected councilmen will be sworn in at the next mayor and council meeting March 9 at 7:30 p.m.