Posted Mar 28, 2017 at 2:35 PM
By Jeff Brown
Voters pick current Dover city council member James Hosfelt to represent them on Levy Court
Republican James E. Hosfelt Jr. has been declared the winner of the March 21 special election for Kent County Levy Court’s Second District.
Hosfelt defeated Democrat Andrea Kreiner, 1,107 to 660, according to unofficial returns from the state Commissioner of Elections office.
Hosfelt received 62.65 percent of the tally compared to 37.35 percent for Kreiner. Hosfelt was victorious in all but one election district within the Second District.
There were 1,767 ballots cast in the election, with Hosfelt receiving 1,049 machine votes and 58 absentee votes, with Kreiner tallying 606 machine votes and 54 by absentee ballot.
Hosfelt currently is a member of Dover city council and a former chief of police for the city of Dover. He will be replacing Commissioner Brad Eaby, who resigned in December. Hosfelt will be sworn into office at the convenience of the current Levy Court commissioners.
His election will mean the city must have a special election to fill his seat. Hosfelt’s council term ends May 2019.