Candidates file for spring election in Wilmington


The stage is set for local elections in April, with only one available seat on the Wilmington City Council to be contested.

The consolidated election takes place on April 4, 2023. In Wilmington, one alderman in each of the city’s four wards is on the ballot, each for a 4-year term. Wilmington operates on a mayor/alderman form of government, with the city divided into four wards, each with two elected aldermen serving as representatives.

Candidates for the consolidated election are:

1st Ward – Marty Orr, Kevin Kirwin

2nd Ward – Dennis Vice

3rd Ward – Leslie Allred

4th Ward – Todd Holmes

At Wilmington School District 209-U, the following candidates will be on the ballot for the Board of Education:

Board Member, unexpired 2 year term (vote for one) - Lauren Kempes

Board member, 4 year term (vote for three) - CJ Dziuban, Terry Anderson, Lisa Holmes.

While only the 1st Ward seat is contested for City Council, and no seats are contested for school board, each candidate will be provided a candidate questionnaire regarding some of the top issues they will face should they win the election. The results of those questionnaires will be printed closer to election day.