Three candidates for two seats in Henlopen Acres election

After not having an election for the previous decade, Henlopen Acres will have an election for the second year in a row.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2022 municipal elections passed on July 8 and three people have filed for two seats – incumbent commissioners Richard Thompson and Jeffrey Jacobs and challenger John Shedletsky.

Thompson is a resident of McLean, Va., and is running for re-election as nonresident commissioner. He was first nominated in June 2018 to fill the seat of former Mayor David Lyons. He was re-elected unopposed in September 2019 for a three-year term.

Appointed in July 2020 to fill the unexpired term of former commissioner Frank Jamison, Jacobs is running for his first full term as commissioner. Jacobs is city treasurer and is running for resident commissioner.

Shedletsky, as a nonresident, failed to run for commissioner in last year’s four-candidate race.

Last year, about 57% – 158 people – of the city’s 279 registered voters participated in the elections.

Henlopen Acres Election Information

The annual election for Henlopen Acres will take place on Saturday August 27th. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to noon at City Hall, 104 Tidewaters. The deadline to register for the election was Thursday, July 28. The deadline to request mail-in ballots is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 23. Mail-in ballots must be received at City Hall by noon, August 27. Anyone interested in obtaining an absentee ballot should contact City Hall at 302-227-6411.

For more information on voting eligibility and the registration deadline, go to The winners of the election will be sworn in at the municipal organization meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 9, at City Hall.

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