Ken Woods elected to New Castle County Council Xerxes Wilson, The News Journal
Democrat Ken Woods was elected Tuesday to the New Castle County Council seat that opened after the death of Joe Reda.
Woods defeated Republican Douglas Suiter in a special election to represent communities from Elsmere to eastern Christiana on the 13-member panel.
He pulled 777 votes, about 70 percent, to Suiter’s 328 votes, according to unofficial results. Woods will serve the remainder of Reda’s term, which ends in 2018. Council members serve four-year terms.
Woods is a business representative for the local Sheet Metal Workers Union and a regular face in local politics.
He was chairman of the Democratic Committee in his representative district for nearly a decade. He is also an elected member of the Red Clay School Board since 2008. He said he will vacate his school board seat for his County Council duties.
Congratulations Ken and thank you for the great work on Red Clay school board!