DOVER – Two people are running in the general election on November 2 for the post of chairman of the Dover council.

Council Chairman Shane Gunnoe is challenged by Zachary Wallick, who is a writing candidate.

Here is an overview of each candidate.

name: Shane N. Gunnoe

Age: 39

Family: I have been married to my wife Kelsie for 7 years and we have two children, Brayden and Brystal.

Occupation: Senior Account Specialist, Astro Food Equipment Inc.

Political party: Republican

Previous terms held: City councilor of Dover (district 2) from 2008 to 2014, president of the city council of Dover, from 2014 to today.

Why should voters elect you chair of the board?

I have provided strong and consistent leadership to the City of Dover and have remained committed to fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency in city government during difficult times. I continue to advocate within the municipal government for important community projects such as the construction of the waterfront park, the improvement of our downtown area and the city’s previous COVID-19 economic aid projects.

What is the main problem facing the city and what would you do about it?

I intend to move our community forward by encouraging the completion of the waterfront park and supporting our downtown revitalization plans to expand small business opportunities. Members of Dover City Council must also continue to support new development in the northern end of the city to create additional, well-paying jobs within our community. Finally, I plan to work aggressively with my fellow City Council members to resolve outstanding legal disputes with Dover Chemical in a manner that is fair to all residents of Dover.

Zacharie Wallick

name: Zachary Wallick

Age: 41

Family: Adina (woman)

Occupation: Warehouse technician at Daimler Trucks North America, Canton.

Political party: Independent

Previous terms held: No previous political mandate exercised.

Why should voters elect you chair of the board?

I will work with other political, civic and business leaders to bring transparency and accountability to the office of the chairman of the board while encouraging the board and the executive to resolve differences at the negotiating table, not at the table. courtroom. I will chair the board impartially and pledge that I will not be unduly influenced, pressured or coerced by anyone who does not act in the best interests of the citizens of Dover.

What is the main problem facing the city and what would you do about it?

Dover Chemical Corp. is the highest-grossing customer for Dover Light & Power, at $ 2 million per year. The loss of DCC as an electricity customer sends a terrible message about the council’s commitment to promoting business in the city and could likely result in increased electricity rates for all residential customers. It is imperative that the board retains DCC as the electricity customer.

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