The longtime director of a Wilmington nonprofit that provides tutoring, employment training and housing for low- and moderate-income families wants to be the city's next mayor.
Paul Calistro Jr., executive director of the West End Neighborhood House, says he will run in the Democratic primary for mayor next September. The 54-year-old wants to replace Mayor James Baker, who cannot run again because of term limits. Calisto says he will formally kick off his campaign after the new year.
Three others have announced they intend to seek the Democratic party nomination. They are state Rep. Dennis Williams, state Sen. Robert Marshall and the Rev. Derrick Johnson.
There hasn't been a Republican mayor of the city since 1968.