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New Castle County Council District 9

The County Council is the legislative arm of New Castle County government. The council includes 13 members, one elected from each of 12 districts plus the council president, who is elected at-large. Council members must be citizens of the United States, residents of their district for at least one year, and over 24 years of age when elected. The County Council studies issues that affect the operation of the government and the citizens it represents. Council writes and passes laws and resolutions that improve the operation and protect the health and welfare of the citizens of New Castle County. County Council determines tax rates, oversees county services, and authorizes issuance of bonds to finance county projects.Council members serve staggered four-year terms.

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  • Timothy P Sheldon **
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What motivates you to seek or continue in this office?

What are your qualifications for office, and (if challenged) what differentiates you from the other candidate(s)?

What do you see as the most urgent issues in New Castle County at this time?

Of the issues discussed in question 3, which can county council address in the next two to four years, and what actions should be taken?

As New Castle County develops its new countywide “NCC@2050” comprehensive plan, what strategic changes in growth & development, land use and transportation do you think should be considered?

New Castle County Council’s actions affect the welfare of county residents. How will you keep the lines of communication open with your constituents?

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