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  • Seven candidates file for Smyrna Town Council election

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  • Seven candidates have filed to run for office in Smyrna's election on Tuesday, April 30.
    Current council members Joanne Masten and Anthony DeFeo have filed for the open mayor's seat; Mayor Pat Stombaugh opted to not run for re-election.
    DeFeo is at the end of his three-year term as an at-large council member. Masten is in the midst of her current three-year term for her at-large seat; she has one year left on the term.
    Should DeFeo win the election, Masten would remain on council in her at-large seat. Should Masten win, the town would need to hold a special election to fill the remainder of her term.
    Councilwoman Regina Brown filed for re-election in District 1; she is running unopposed.
    Four candidates have filed for DeFeo's open at-large seat: Andrea Coar Rodriguez of Kent Way, Brian David of Lake Drive West, Andrea Beck of Golden Plover Drive, and John L. Embert III of Smyrna-Clayton Boulevard.
    The open at-large seat and Brown's District 1 seat are three-year terms. The mayor's seat is a two-year term.
    Day of election changed
    Typically the Smyrna Town Council election is held the last Monday of April. However, Town Manager Dave Hugg said due to a change in the town's charter, the election will now be held on the last Tuesday of April.
    However, up until last week the town had planned on having the election on Monday, April 29 because town officials had been so used to having the election on the last Monday of April, Hugg said. Once the town was reminded of the change, this year's election date was changed to Tuesday, April 30.
    Voting will be at Citizens' Hose Company from 1 to 8 p.m.
    Email Jennifer Dailey at jennifer.dailey@doverpost.com.

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