Milton councilmen Rich Baty and Emory West have filed for reelection as the filing deadline for candidates draws near.
The deadline for filing is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, with West and Baty’s seats up for grabs. The election would be held Saturday, March 7, if another candidate files.
To qualify to run, a candidate must be an American citizen and a primary legal resident of Milton for at least one year preceding the 2018 election. To run, a candidate must notify the town manager in writing, submit to a background check and complete a statement of organization.
Baty, council secretary and treasurer, is seeking his second term. A native of North Bergen, N.J., Baty was elected in 2017. An Army veteran, he is married with five children and prior to retiring to Milton, had worked in the information technology sector for a variety of companies.
West is a Milton native seeking his third term on the council. West’s father was the town’s former police chief; West spent 28 years working for Delaware Department of Transportation as a machinist and welder. He retired in 2012 and has served as the president of the Milton Community Foundation. He chairs the town’s streets, sidewalks and parks committee.