Cape Gazette

Vote for experience in Lewes election

By Barbara W. Vaughan | May 02, 2014

In the City of Lewes, change is in the air. After 10 years of benefiting from Jim Ford’s excellent leadership, the highly qualified Ted Becker will be sitting in the mayor’s chair. Bonnie Osler, who was elected to the council in 2012, most definitely should be re-elected. She has shown both good judgment and initiative. That leaves the open council seat formerly occupied by Mayor-elect Becker. The voters have two choices: one a seasoned member of the Lewes Planning Commission and the other with but one year of experience on the very same commission.

Mike Mahaffie has 15 years on the planning commission and currently serves as the chair. During that period, he was very instrumental in dealing with complex challenges including the Showfield project, the subdivision of the Healing-Maull property, the drafting of the 2005 Lewes Comprehensive Plan, the revising of both the city’s zoning code and the major subdivision ordinance, along with many other topics. He also has extensive experience as a member of the State Planning Office and is currently the deputy director of the State Government Information Center. He knows how the city functions, and he knows what happens at the state and county level.

I am voting for experience, and I urge Lewes voters to do the same.

Barbara W. Vaughan

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