Amy Roe


BALTIMORE (AP) - A new mayor has taken office in Newark.

Polly Sierer was sworn in Tuesday following a contested election. She replaces Vance A. Funk III, who was elected in 2004.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the 55-year-old Sierer said her election represents an opportunity to "begin some progress and some healing."


NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Polly Sierer has won a special mayoral election in Newark with 41 percent of the vote.

Sierer beat six other candidates Tuesday in the city's first contested mayoral race since 2007.

According to unofficial returns, the bulk of the votes went to Sierer with 1,506 votes and Amy Roe with 1,391 votes, or 38 percent. About 24 percent of registered voters cast ballots.


Around 350 to 400 residents of Newark got a chance to see the seven candidates who are vying to succeed outgoing Mayor Vance Funk in a special election on November 26th.

During the forum held by the New Castle County League of Women Voters at the Newark Senior Center last night the plan by Data Centers LLC to build a $1 billion facility with a natural gas power plant took center stage.

It’s to be constructed on the University of Delaware’s Science Technology & Advanced Research campus.