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Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen files for re-election

Jan 8, 2019

Robin Christiansen is looking for another term as Dover mayor.


Christiansen filed for re-election this week, emphasizing what he calls his long history of public service to the community.


“I have been mayor for almost five years and I decided that I’d like to seek another term to finish up some of the projects that we started over those last five years and continue to move the City of Dover forward,” Christiansen said.

Christiansen adds that when he took over as mayor in June 2015, there was some turmoil with the police department.

“We smoothed that out. We began an aggressive anti-crime project through community-policing under the leadership of then Chief Paul Bernat and eventually under the leadership of Chief Marvin Mailey, who’s my current chief,” said Christiansen.


Christiansen says working to make Dover safe is just one issue he's sought to address.


“We worked aggressively on housing homeless veterans. And we are currently using the template used that we used to house homeless veterans to assist in housing those who are less fortunate in our  community who are currently homeless.”


If re-elected, Christiansen says his goal is to look for additional ways to improve Dover.

So far, no one has filed to challenge Christiansen in the April 16, 2019 election. The deadline to file is January 31, 2019.


Several incumbent councilmen and a political newcomer have filed for City Council seats. They include 1st District Councilman Matthew Lindell and 3rd District Councilman Scott Cole, as well as newcomer Albert Holmes Jr. who is running for the vacant 2nd District seat.

The second district council seat is open after Brian Lewis was elected Kent County Sheriff last November.

Council candidates have until February 8th to file.