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Candidates set for New Castle Co. Council special election

Delaware Public Media

Democrats and Republicans have settled on candidates for a New Castle County Council special election later this month.

Democrat Ken Woods and Republican Doug Suiter are seeking to fill the District 1 seat on council that is vacant following the death of Councilman Joseph Reda last month.

Reda had served on New Castle County Council since 2004.

Woods is a business representative for the Sheet Metal Workers' Union Local 19 and has been on the Red Clay School District School Board since 2008.

Suiter owns his own auto repair shop – General Automotive.  He’s also been an arbitrator for the National Center for Dispute Settlement – which handles automobile manufacturers' warranty disputes – for 15 years.

The special election for the New Castle County Council District 1 seat is May 24th.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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