Three Candidates and Two Commissioner Seats in Annual Dewey Beach Town Council Election
Posted: Sep 14, 2018 10:04 PM
By Mallory Metzner
(DEWEY BEACH, Del.) - This year voters in Dewey Beach will choose between three candidates to fill two commissioner seats in the annual Town Council election. Those elected will serve a two-year term.
"We're trying to make Dewey Beach a better place. We had some issues that were really from past administration of how they ran things and the military surplus program that the police participated in, that's been an ongoing issue and some people are running on that platform."
David Moskowitz is running on that platform after five years as Dewey Beach Investment Chair. He believes having a CFA and CPA make him a strong contender. "We need a solid audit committee chairman. The audit committee right now needs some good volunteers. We're going to do an RFP to replace the auditor because the auditor is in over his head and the best way is to get a good auditor, good audit committee, and good internal control and then we can fix the mess that Dewey Beach is in," says Moskowitz.
William Stevens is a business owner and CFO of other entities with an audit background. He wants to preserve what is good about the past and continue making improvements. "I feel strongly about protecting our beaches, about addressing the stormwater and the flooding that we have here on the bayside and about preserving the code of enforcement. I do want us to continue to improve especially from a transparency standpoint and put trust back in that we're doing the best job that we can," says Stevens.
Gary Persinger, the commissioner running for re-election, has worked with legislative issues at both the state and national level. He aims to plan for the future, particularly with infrastructure improvements. "We're about to finish our comprehensive development plan which is a 10-year vision for the town of Dewey Beach going forward. That's going to be a document that we go back to repeatedly over the next several years so that we can actually realize the vision that's embodied in that document," says Persinger.
Election day is Saturday, September 15th. Voters will line up outside of the Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Street. Those eligible are residents or property owners of Dewey Beach who are at least 18 years of age and registered with the town to vote. The polls will be open from 10-6.
Dewey Beach has 5 Town Commissioners. This year two are up for election and next year three will be up for election. That continues to alternate between two and three seats each year.