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6 Vie to Replace Wilmington Mayor Baker

Term limits prevent another bid for three-term mayor

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012  |  Updated 6:07 PM EDT
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6 Vie to Replace Wilmington Mayor Baker

www.wilmingtonde.gov

Six candidates filed before the deadline to run to replace Wilmington, Del. Mayor James Baker in the Decision 2012 Nov. 6 election. Baker is prohibited by term limits from running again.

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Six men have filed to run for mayor of Wilmington.

The five Democrats and one Republican filed by the deadline of noon Tuesday. The election is Nov. 6.

They hope to succeed Mayor James M. Baker, who cannot seek a fourth term because of term limits.

The five Democrats are Scott R. Spencer, Bill Montgomery, Kevin F. Kelley Sr., Dennis P. Williams and Robert Bovell.

Republican Kevin Melloy filed just before Tuesday's deadline.

Democrat Selara Gatewood, who had hoped to become Wilmington's first female mayor, said she didn't raise enough money and is out of the race.

Baker was first elected mayor in 2001. Before that he was the longest serving City Council President and the first black councilman elected to that office. His city council career began in the early 1970’s.

There are also contested in elections in most of Wilmington’s city council races.

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