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2019 newark mayoral race

Longtime City Councilman Jerry Clifton will be Newark’s next mayor.

Clifton won a four-way race for the office Tuesday by a wide margin.

Voters in Newark head to the polls Tuesday to elect a new Mayor and a pair of City Council members.

Courtesy of Brandon Farzad

The Newark mayoral race was left wide open when current mayor Polly Sierer announced she would not seek a third term.

Previously, The Green brought you interviews with candidates Catherine Ciferni, Jerry Clifton and Kasai Guthrie.

This week, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks to the fourth person running — Brandon Farzad.


The deadline to file as a candidate for mayor of Newark was Monday.

There are now five candidates running to replace Newark's current mayor, Polly Sierer, who announced last month she would not seek a third term.

Previously on the Green, we interviewed one of the candidates - 21 year old UD student Kasai Guthrie.

This week,  Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with two more: Catherine Ciferni and Jerry Clifton.


Courtesy of Polly for Newark

Newark Mayor Polly Sierer emailed City Council members Friday morning that she had decided not to seek a third term as mayor.