Friday, December 22, 2006

Cam Hay Voted on to City Council

Last night Wilmington City Council voted to appoint Cam Hay to represent the 8th district. The seat was vacated after Gerald Brady was elected to the State House. As I noted here earlier this week, Cam had won four of the five votes of the special committee formed to interview the candidates and make a recommendation to the full Council.
In the News Journal, Adam Taylor reports that two members of Council complained that the result was a foregone conclusion:
Councilwoman Loretta Walsh, whose stepson David Walsh was one of the replacement candidates, abstained.
"The whole process was a facade; it was a farce," Loretta Walsh said.
I was one of eight candidates considered for the vacancy. Last night I spoke before Council to thank them for the opportunity to be fairly considered for the seat. I commended the committee on its endorsement of Cam Hay and urged Council to vote to appoint him.
I hardly consider myself an innocent when it comes to the machinations of city politics, and would have noticed if the game had been rigged or I had been played.
As far as I can see, all eight candidates had an equal chance to make their case. I have no regrets and no complaints.
Cam Hay is an excellent choice to serve on Council. He has my hearty congratulations and unqualified support.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who were the other candidates? Is that public info?

4:10 PM, December 22, 2006  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

As reported in the News Journal on Tuesday:

"The other candidates were former Wilmington police officer Steve Martelli, who interviewed by phone from Kosovo, where he's working as a civilian police intelligence officer; Kara A. Briggs Green, vice president of the Forty Acres Civic Association; Rob Mayer, general manager of Kelly's Logan House; Tom Noyes, a consultant and aide to former Mayor James H. Sills Jr.; Tracey Thomson Schofeld, a manager at the Hotel du Pont; David Walsh, executive director of the Delaware Building and Construction Trades Council; and Joe Zilcosky, a business owner."

4:27 PM, December 22, 2006  

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