City Council Begins The Process Of Filling District 1 Vacancy

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
City Council Begins The Process Of Filling District 1 Vacancy
Residents interested in filling the vacancy have until January 6, 2023, to apply.

WILMINGTON – The Wilmington City Council is now soliciting letters of interest from residents affiliated with the Democratic Party of the City’s 1st District to consider filling the seat that has been vacated by the late former Councilwoman Linda M. Gray.

Pursuant to the City Charter, to qualify to fill the vacancy, an applicant must be twenty-five (25) years of age or older, a Democrat, and reside in the 1st District.

Those residents interested in filling the vacancy have until January 6, 2023, to submit resumes, a letter of interest that includes their vision for the 1st District, and a copy of their driver’s license or state issued identification to the following email address:

Or by mail to:

Wilmington City Council
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 9th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801

Letters sent via mail must be postmarked by January 6, 2023.

Once the application deadline has passed, submissions will be verified with the Department of Elections to confirm eligibility. Upon verification, a list of eligible candidates will be made public. The Committee of the Whole of Wilmington City Council, chaired by President Ernest “Trippi” Congo, shall be charged with recommending a candidate to fill the Council vacancy in accordance with the procedures outlined in the City Charter Section 2-34.

Each candidate will be scheduled for an interview with the Committee of the Whole which will vote on and propose, by Resolution, its recommendation of a person to fill the Council vacancy.  The vote must be approved by a majority of the City Council.

MEDIA INQUIRIES:Yesenia TaverasDirector of Communications, Wilmington City CouncilOffice: (302)576-2585
Cell: (302) 757-5748Email: ytaveras@wilmingtonde.govCity Council Website: 
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