No Election in Blades for 2017

Date Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017

The Blades Election candidate filing deadline was Friday, March 3rd, 2017.  The Mayoral position and 2 Council seats were open.  We received candidate filing forms and the necessary election intention forms with campaign finance forms for 2 council seats and the mayoral seat.  As of Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 4:30 pm this was all the town had received therefore the town will not need to hold elections this year.  Russell T Joseph and Lee Benningfield have both retained their council seats and David Ruff will be our new Mayor.  All will be sworn in on April 10th, 2017.  Councilman Ruff’s council seat will be open and council, by majority vote, can appoint a qualified person to fill the remainder of his seat till April 2018 election.

Any further questions or comments please contact Town Administrator, Vikki Prettyman, at 302-629-7366 or via email to

Section 12. Vacancies: If any vacancy shall occur in the office of Mayor or Councilman, by death, resignation, loss of residence in The Town of Blades, refusal to serve, failure to elect, or otherwise, the same may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Town Council, the person or persons so chosen to fill such vacancy or vacancies shall be qualified as in the case of newly elected members, and shall hold office for the remainder of the unexpired term.