Dover Mayor Carleton E. Carey Sr. had filed to run again for the seat he gained in a special election in September 2007.
Carey’s nominating petition was verified by the Dover city clerk Dec. 17.
The mayor is the first to declare his candidacy for the Tuesday, April 20 municipal elections.
Other candidates up for re-election are Council President and First District Councilwoman Beverly Williams; Second District Councilman William McGlumphy; Third District Councilman Timothy A. Slavin; and Fourth District Councilwoman Sophia Russell.
Dover’s municipal elections are held annually, with half the city council up for re-election to two-year terms. Dover’s mayor and the councilman at large run on the same schedule.