Jones & Saliba Elected to Lewes City Council; Webb, Panetta & Nichols Elected to Lewes BPW


Two Lewes City Council seats were up for grabs in Saturday’s election.  Newcomers Carolyn Jones and Khalil Saliba were the top vote-getters.  Election officials say 56% of the city’s registered voters turned out – 878 votes were cast – including 204 absentee ballots.  Jones won 583 votes and Saliba received 538.  Incumbent Rob Morgan got 449 votes.  Officials say ahead of the election 149 new voters registered.  The new Council members will be sworn in on Monday, May 17. 

On the Board of Public Works – Earl Webb was the top vote-getter with 636 votes, followed by Thomas Panetta with 418 and newcomer Richard Nichols with 414 – they will each serve a 3-year term.  Incumbent Robert Kennedy, III received 407 votes.  Officials say a record 776 voters turned out, which included 207 absentee ballots.