A list of all the candidate who have filed for election to Kent County offices, including Levy Court, Sheriff and Recorder of Deeds


The field of candidates for Kent County elected office is set and includes challengers in all races.

Three incumbent Levy Court commissioners are running for reelection, but former Levy Court members Terry Pepper and W.G. Edmanson II are hoping to take the at-large seat held by retiring Commissioner Richard Ennis.

Former Dover Mayor Stephen Speed is looking to return to an elected post by unseating Second District Commissioner Brad Eaby.

Two county row offices also will be on the ballot. Incumbents Sheriff Jim Higdon and Recorder of Deeds Betty Lou McKenna both are running to retain their seats.

 

Kent County Levy Court

Second District

Brad Eaby (I), Democrat

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Lawyer

 

Stephen Speed, Republican

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Aviation program director, Delaware State University

 

Timothy Richard Webb, Libertarian

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Walgreen’s photo technician

 

Fourth District

Eric Buckson (I), Republican

Residence: Magnolia

Occupation: Physical education teacher, Polytech High School

 

Donald Culver, Democrat

Residence: South Bowers

 

Sixth District

Harold Brode (I), Democrat

Residence: Harrington

Occupation: Retired Delaware State Trooper

 

Glen Howell, Republican

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Teacher, James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

 

At large (Incumbent Richard Ennis is retiring)

W.G. Edmanson II, Republican

Residence: Camden

Occupation: Volunteer services coordinator, Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired

 

Terry Pepper, Democrat

Residence: Magnolia

Occupation: Retired state trooper, currently an adviser to the secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security

 

Mary Pat McVay, Libertarian

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Registered Nurse

 

 

Kent County Recorder of Deeds

Betty Lou McKenna (I), Democrat

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Kent County Recorder of Deeds 2002-present

 

Michael Lindquist, Republican

Residence: Magnolia

Occupation: Automotive warranty consultant

 

Jesse McVay, Libertarian

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Dentist

 

Kent County Sheriff

Jim Higdon Jr. (I), Republican

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Kent County Sheriff, 1994-present

 

Norman Wood, Democrat

Residence: Camden-Wyoming

Occupation: Lieutenant, Smyrna Police Department

Email Doug Denison at doug.denison@doverpost.com