Michelle Wolf came out ahead of Kenny Trimmer by just three votes in the race for Claymont's two open board of education seats while frontrunner Steve Miles' leads both candidates by a nearly 200-point margin.
NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - One of the four people hoping to join the Claymont Board of Education appears to have cinched one of two open seats although the results are still too close to call for the second vacancy.
Political newcomer Steve Miles captured more than a third of the votes in Tuesday’s election, edging out the next two frontrunners by a nearly 200 vote margin. The 48-year-old former Claymont grad says he’s just a regular guy who wants to give back to his community.
"What I’m bringing to the table is just that hometown guy that’s been here, 48 years old, been a part of the community my whole life and just having that ear to listen and a heart that just wants to reach out to the community, to the staff, to the students especially," he says.
Meanwhile, a three-vote margin separates the two candidates in line for Claymont’s second school board seat with Michelle Wolf leading Kenny Trimmer. Board of Elections officials say provisional ballots still need to be counted so the true outcome won’t be known until the results are certified November 18th.
Miles and whichever candidate captures the second seat will go on to replace incumbents Jim Shamel and Sky Abbuhl, who chose not to run for re-election. A fourth candidate in the race, former board member Melinda Grant, appears to be out of the running trailing Wolf and Trimmer in the preliminary results by more than 300 votes.