I know Charlie Potter and Bobby Marshall are lost in retirement, since they have no other obvious skills other than holding elective office. But this is just getting sad now.
At the literal eleventh hour yesterday, former State Senator and failed Wilmington Mayoral Candidate Bobby Marshall has returned to run for Wilmington City Council President.
Also at the last minute, former State Representative Charles Potter, who was defeated in 2018 in the Democratic primary by current State Representative Nnamdi Chukwuocha, has filed to be defeated by Nnamdi once more. I guess we will turn this into a biannual event where the Potters are rejected by the voters but they fail to take the hint.
Speaking of Potters, Charlie’s wife, Wilmington Treasurer Velda Jones Potter, has garnered herself a primary opponent in DeWayne Sims. If Google is to be believed, it would appear that Mr. Sims was Mayor Mike Purzycki’s Small and Minority Business Development Manager, and a Project Manager at Citi Bank. Seems qualified enough for me to get all Potters out of government.
Justen Wright, the current owner of the House of Wright funeral home and former candidate for Wilmington City Council President, has filed to run for Wilmington Mayor, challenging Mayor Purzycki’s reelection.
In a bizarre move, New Castle County Clerk of the Peace Ken Boulden has decided to leave his rather secure post to run in a contested four way primary to replace State Representative Quinn Johnson in the 8th RD. Boulden, who is also an entertainer in his spare time, has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection as the Clerk of the Peace. Lisa Marie Darrah has filed to run for that position in his place.
The Wilmington City Council races got more crowded, as Karen Flowers joined a four way race in the 1st CD, Dorothy King joined a four way race in the 2nd CD, Donald Farrell challenged Michelle Harlee in the 4th CD, Vashun Turner joined a three way race in the 5th CD, Devon Hynson challenged Chris Johnson in the 7th CD, and Republican Calvin Brown and Democrat Maria Cabrera joined a very crowded primary for the At Large seat.
Here is the new chart, with the newly added candidates highlighted in bold:2020.Candidates.7.16.2020