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  • Only two candidates so far for Smyrna election

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  • With less than a week until the filing deadline for the Town of Smyrna Monday, April 29 election, only two candidates have filed for the three open seats as of Monday morning.
    At-Large Councilman Anthony DeFeo has filed for the open mayor seat, currently held by Pat Stombaugh. Stombaugh previously said that she will not run for another term.
    Councilwoman Regina Brown has filed for re-election in District 1.
    No one has filed for the at-large seat, currently held by DeFeo.
    The filing deadline for this year's election is Monday, March 18 at 4:30 p.m.
    The mayor's seat is a two-year term from April 2013 to April 2015. Both the District 1 and At-Large seats are three-year terms from April 2013 to April 2016.
    Eligibility requirements for mayor and council are as follows:
    *21 years of age or older;
    *Resident of the Town of Smyrna for at least one year prior to election;
    *Qualified to vote in the town election, which additionally requires a candidate to: be a U.S. citizen, never have been adjudged a mentally incompetent person by a court of competent jurisdiction, and never have been disenfranchised pursuant to the Delaware constitution;
    *Candidates for a representative district council seat must have resided in the district for at least one year.
    For further information or forms, go to www.smyrna.delaware.gov/ or call 653-9231.
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