Genshaw retains mayoral reins in city of Seaford election

SEAFORD – Mayor David Genshaw retained the city of Seaford’s mayoral reins while James King and Orlando Holland secured council seats in the city’s 2018 municipal election Saturday.

Seaford Mayor David Genshaw

Mayor Genshaw, first elected in 2014, out-polled challenger Alfred Cannon by a 375-63 vote margin to claim another three-year term as mayor.

In the five-candidate race for two council seats, Mr. King received 233 votes and Mr. Holland, who was seeking another term, landed 195.

Matt McCoy finished a close third in the council race with 185, while Pat Jones and Shane Beard both received 99 votes.

Seaford council terms are two years.

Mr. King will take the place of longtime Seaford city councilwoman Grace S. Peterson, who served a total of eight terms starting back 1994.

A total of 466 votes, including 36 absentee ballots, were cast in the election from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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