Nick McWilliams reporting – Current Dover Mayor Shane Gunnoe’s reelection bid started off with a landslide victory over challenger Nicholas Homrighausen during the May Primary Election.

Out of 1,332 ballots cast, Gunnoe received 88 percent of the vote, spread across early absentee votes and Tuesday ballots.

The incumbent expressed his gratitude for voters, adding that he feels his campaign got the message across, leading to the victory.

“In the closing money, a lot of money was spent on both sides making this a referendum on my leadership, both as council president and then now as mayor. To see the results and the support that the community has shown is something I’m very grateful for. It’s certainly overwhelming.”

Nicholas Homrighausen announced his bid for the Republican nomination following the ousting of his father Richard Homrighausen after a felony theft in office conviction in November.

Gunnoe will now face Democrat Colby Byrom in the General Election in November, who ran unopposed.

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