City of New Castle


City Council to Appoint Mayor to Fill Vacancy

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

City Council to Appoint Mayor to Fill Vacancy

The City of New Castle is sad to announce that our beloved Mayor, Don Reese, has resigned from office.  Don has been dedicated to the City of New Castle for many years, has accomplished many things, and will be sorely missed.

Per the City Charter, it is the duty of the City Council to appoint someone to fill the Mayor’s position to serve until the next City election, scheduled for April, 2019.   The City Charter requires that qualified candidates must:  (1) be a citizen of the State of Delaware, (2) be a resident of the City of New Castle; (3) have resided in the City for two years before the appointment, and (4) at the time of the appointment be a qualified voter of the City. 

Anyone who is interested in being considered for the appointment to the position of Mayor to serve the remainder of Mayor Reese’s term which expires in April, 2019, may register their candidacy at the City office, located at 220 Delaware Street, or contact a Councilperson directly.  Council will consider nominations and may vote on same at the Aug. 8th meeting.

Anyone with questions on this matter should contact Bill Barthel, City Administrator, at 302.322.9812.


List of persons who have expressed interest in being considered for the position of Mayor.
As of 7/28/2017

William G. Blest
Jeffrey Davis 
Vincent “Jimmy” Gambacorta
Dr. Somasunderam Padmalingam
Russell Smith
Peter J. Toner
James A. Whisman
Brian G. Whitaker