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Dover Mayor to Retire

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Mayor Carleton E. Carey Sr. Mayor Carleton E. Carey Sr.
DOVER, Del.- The City of Dover announced Friday that Mayor Carleton E. Carey Sr. will be retiring next week to spend more time with his wife
of 50 years, Blanche, and his family.

Carey submitted his letter of intention to step down to City Clerk Traci McDowell late Thursday afternoon.

Carey served five years as a civilian on the city's utility committee, followed by serving 10 years on the city council and most recently the past seven years as mayor.

“I would like to thank the employees of the City of Dover for all the great work that they do every day, what they do for our citizens is very commendable and they should each be recognized for their hard work,” Carey said in a statement. “It has also been a pleasure to work with the men and women of Dover Police Department, they will always be number one in the country as far as I am concerned. “To all the citizens of Dover, I thank you. I thank each of you for volunteering your time, for giving of yourself, and for all the support I have received over the years that helped make Dover a place I was proud to represent.”

Carey’s last day will be Monday April 28.

The City Clerk’s Office will be releasing information on a special election which will need to be held to replace Carey for the remainder of his term.

Council President David Bonar will act as mayor in the interim.
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