Former city councilman enters Delaware mayoral race

Former city councilman enters Delaware mayoral race
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware city councilman has joined the race for a mayoral seat in the state.

Former City Councilman Justen Wright, a Democrat, filed Tuesday to challenge Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki for the party’s primary scheduled to be held in September, The Delaware News Journal reported.

Wright’s entrance into the race makes him Purzycki’s sole challenger in the mayor’s quest for reelection during November’s general election.

“He is a good person and I look forward to a vigorous campaign,” Purzycki wrote in a text message to the newspaper.

Wright became the youngest city councilman in Wilmington’s history when he was elected to the position in 2008 at the age of 24, the newspaper reported. He served in the council for two terms before giving up his seat to launch an unsuccessful bid for City Council president in 2016.