O’Neill’s out: withdraws candidacy Monday



Deborah O’Neill

MILFORD – Citing, “unexpected family reasons,” Deborah O’Neill announced Monday that she is withdrawing from the Sept. 1 special election for Milford City Council’s Ward 2 seat.

Mrs. O’Neill informed Mayor Bryan W. Shupe and council her desire to withdraw her candidacy in a letter sent Monday, Aug. 24.

“Due to unexpected family reasons, I need to withdraw my candidacy for the Ward 2 position of the Milford City Council. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to run for this office and I request that you and the Milford City Council withdraw my name from contention,” Mrs. O’Neill wrote.

She added words of thanks to the city and those that helped with her campaign.

“I would like to thank you, the Council, and all of my supporters for considering me for this position. I will continue to support the Milford Community as I have done for many years,” she said.

With Mrs. O’Neill’s decision to leave the race that leaves only two remaining contenders – Lisa Ingram Peel and Stephen C. Walter.

The election is set for 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 at Milford City Hall. For more information about the contact the city at 302-424-3712.

The need to fill the seat came about after the sudden death of long-time businessman and Ward 2 Councilman Skip Pikus earlier this year.

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