Milford Councilman Files For Mayoral Election
MILFORD, DELAWARE – Milford City Councilman Bryan Shupe announced he is running for Mayor of Milford in this year’s upcoming election when he filed the necessary documents on Wednesday, January 15. Born and raised in Milford, Shupe currently serves on the Milford City Council representing Ward I and is a member of the Economic Development, Infrastructure and Community Affairs Committees. After graduating form Milford High School, Bryan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware. For the next several years he worked in Wilmington for a statewide political party and several statewide and local campaigns across the state. During this time Bryan discovered his passion for public service and community.
The passion to improve the quality of life in Milford inspired Bryan to start a small business in his hometown and create the city’s first hyperlocal community-focused media outlet, called Milford Live. Shortly after, he met his fiancée Sherry Shaffer and together they opened a second business in downtown Milford called Fur-Baby Boutique & Doggie Daycare. Together they share a commitment and desire to serve the community of Milford. Shupe currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club and volunteers and supports several local organizations including Downtown Milford Inc., Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford and the Milford School District.
Although Shupe believes that Milford is on the path to success, he also acknowledges that the town finds itself at a crossroads. He believes that the actions taken by its citizens and community leaders during the next few years will determine Milford’s future for generations to come.
“As Mayor I will pursue economic development with a purpose, bringing industries and businesses that support and create middle class jobs. Milford will attract jobs that grant individuals the ability to purchase homes and start families; families that will prosper here in Milford for generations to come,” stated Shupe. “I will be an active ambassador for the town of Milford promoting a strong downtown that can act as a catalyst for both economic growth and a sense of fellowship throughout our city.”
Shupe’s vision for the future of Milford includes a proactive pursuit of economic development, a commitment to a strong, healthy downtown and the engagement of future leaders.
“I will encourage entrepreneurial spirit and growth in all aspects of life including commerce, culture and community,” commented Shupe. “Milford will become a place where our leaders seek out opportunities and advancement here at home instead of moving away to other cities to start their careers and families.”
The 2014 Mayoral election will occur in Milford on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Shupe is encouraging voters to confirm with the City of Milford that they are indeed registered to vote in City of Milford Elections, noting that having registered through the State of Delaware, Kent County or Sussex County Department of Elections does not qualify an individual to vote in a City of Milford Election. Voter registrations are accepted from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Milford City Hall, located at 201 S Walnut St, Milford, DE 19963. For more information on registering to vote in the City of Milford elections, individuals are encouraged to call Milford City Hall at (302) 424-3712.
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Individuals interested in finding more information about Bryan Shupe’s candidacy for the Mayor of Milford or interested in volunteering for the campaign can visit www.voteshupe.com or visit the campaign Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MayorShupe.