Councilman Campbell files for Milford mayoral seat

Milford City Councilman Archie Campbell, who currently serves Ward I, filed to run for Mayor of Milford on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Mr. Campbell retired from L’oreal Lancome as the director of operations. He has served on the Milford City Council for the past two years and seven years on the Planning and Zoning Commission.

“I believe the city has done a lot to improve the lives of residents in Milford and I want to see that our ability to create jobs and improve the quality of life for our residents continues,” Mr. Campbell said.

“Large projects like the Bayhealth Sussex Campus, Nemours and Nationwide will need leadership that understands the challenges ahead. These capital projects will help current employers expand and new businesses invest in Milford.”

In an effort to continue growing the private economy, Mr. Campbell believes it is important that the city focuses on efforts to rehabilitate roads and infrastructure and increase family recreational opportunities to improve the quality of life for residents as well as new comers to the area.

He has worked on council to promote more economic development downtown and build an environment to spur local business expansion and a more walkable, bikeable community.

“We want residents to be proud of the town they live in and our businesses to have the ability to attract employees that choose to live in Milford,” he said.

As a council member, Mr. Campbell has championed efforts to lower electric rates, invest in aging infrastructure and increase public transportation. He has helped to balance two budgets without tax increases and voted for legislation that led to the proactive collection of tax delinquent properties by the city of Milford, according to his press release.

Mr. Campbell also works as a substitute teacher at the Milford Central Academy and Milford High School. He is an active volunteer in Milford, serving as a member of the Milford Lions Club and coaching the Milford High School Swim Team. He also founded the Milford Marlins, the swim team for the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club. He and his wife, Veronica “Ronnie,” have two children, Arthur and Monica.

Voter information from cityofmilford.com

The annual city election is held the fourth Saturday in April. The 2018 Annual Election will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Milford City Hall, 201 South Walnut Street, Milford.

Candidates: 

Persons wishing to run for the Office of City Council of the Office of Mayor must file a nomination packet with the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  Please make an appointment to obtain a Council Candidate Packet or Mayor Candidate Packet by calling the City Clerk, Terri Hudson, at (302) 422-1111 ext 1303.

Voters: 

Please note that having registered through the State of Delaware, Kent County or Sussex County Department of Elections does not qualify you to vote in a City of Milford Election.  To be eligible, you must have registered at Milford City Hall.

The deadline for registering to vote in this year’s election is 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2018.  Voter registration is conducted at City Hall Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Extended voter registration times will be held:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm

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