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Three candidates to run for Wilmington mayor

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WILMINGTON -- Three candidates are vying for the City's top job. One of those candidates is the City's current mayor, Bill Saffo, who says he wants to keep his seat over the next term. He says he'll be campaigning hard over next few months. Mayor Saffo has been a part of City government for about four years now. He won a seat on City Council in 2003. In 2006, then-Mayor Spence Broadhurst stepped down, prompting council to nominate Saffo to take over. Now, a little more than a year later, Saffo says he plans on fighting to keep his position with the City. He hopes his experience and accomplishments within the city will help him stay. Saffo said, "We've had a lot of success by working together as a council, so I want to continue that and continue moving the community forward." Mayor Saffo also spoke about pressing issues in the City, like the faulty northeast interceptor. He says City Council has been working diligently with county commissioners to try and fix the problems. He says consolidation with the county could be the next step for the troubled sewer system. Mayor Saffo says he plans on reaching out to the community through the media and public forums over the next few months. Election Day is October 9.

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