Newcomer Polce joins veterans Neil and Hare on council beginning May 8
Tanner W. Polce was named winner of the race to represent the city of Dover’s First District in municipal elections held Tuesday, April 18.
Incumbents William F. Hare and Fred A. Neil fended off challengers to retain their Second District and Third District seats.
City Election Board member Anita Boyer read off the results from balloting at the First District polling place at the Elks Lodge on Saulsbury Road. Results from the other districts were brought in and tallied up along with absentee ballots, which were opened earlier in the day.
Here are the results:
William T. Garfinkel 132 votes 25.58 percent
Matthew J. Lindell 172 votes 33.33 percent
Tanner W. Polce 212 votes 41.09 percent
516 votes total
James J. Galvin Jr. 160 votes 32.39 percent
William F. Hare 334 votes 67.61 percent
494 votes total
Lance E. Moffa 30 votes 8.90 percent
Fred A. Neil 280 votes 83.09 percent
Jane E. Rolfes 27 votes 8.01 percent
337 votes total
Candidates in the First District were running to succeed retiring Councilman James L. Hutchison Sr.
They will take their oaths of office at the Annual City Council meeting Monday, May 8.
Council president and at-large Councilman Tim Slavin and Fourth District Councilman David Anderson ran unopposed.
Another election for the council’s other First District seat will be held in May to replace former Councilman James E. Hosfelt Jr., who was elected to Kent County Levy Court.
Dover attorney Ron Poliquin already has announced his candidacy for that race. Both Garfinkel and Lindell could run against him, although they would have to file new candidate petitions.