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18 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 8 - Nov. 14, 2002 County Continued from page 17 est for the people of the First State." Von Banmgart said *,hat he en- joyed the experience and felt that his party will continue to grow. He chairs the Sussex County chapter of the Independent Party. He ran a shoestring campaign, spending a grand total of $50.72 on his elec- tion bid. Cole is often known as the envi- ronmental councilman and he stressed the need to control growth, limit density and deal with grid- locked roads in the coastal area. "l am humbled by the margin," he said of his vic- COLE tory. He won by a margin of 9,641to 1,098, roughly 90 to I0 percent. Phillips was also humbled by the margin of victory and he gave credit to his efforts to stick to his ideals. Phillips gathered 6,137 votes to 3,591 for Baunchalk. "In 1998 I ran on a pledge. I am very pleased all the hard work has paid off. This time, I ran on a record. It pays to keep your promises in pol- itics." Baunchalk was unclear about future plans, but said she enjoyed the campaign trail. "I wouldn't trade this for anything. Hopefully, I will not just disappear." Cole said that his emphasis on the environment and quality of life helped turn the tide for him. In the row office races Register of Wills incumbent Howard Clen- daniel won election to another term, beating back Don Oliphant, who ran a campaign full of energy and vigor. Clendaniel, a six-term member of Delaware's General As- sembly, was the only De- mocrat elected to a county of- fice on Tues- day and won by 52 percent to 48 percent. He was also CLENDANIEL the only incumbent Democrat on a day when Republicans rolled in the state. Ray Ellerman held on to his seat as Clerk of the Peace. His neigh- bor Diana Chaney had sought the seat, but fell short in her bid to un- seat Ellerman from the office. Ellerman said he wants only to make people happy and he won 26,743 to 22,523. Sheriff Robert Reed also won reelection, defeating Democrat and former Ocean Pines police- man Marshall Craft. In the only other race, current Register of Chancery John Brady defeated Democrat Robert Hearn. Brady will take over from incum- bent Rick Bell as the new Recorder of Deeds and has pledged to improve efficiency. Voters send Biden, Castle back to CongreSs By Jim Cresson Delaware's Joe Biden and Mike Castle sailed past their chal- lengers and in- to record sixth terms of office at their respec- tive seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representa- fives. Just before the election, BIDEN Biden had voiced his optimism at winning another term in the seat he has held since 1972. He said he was really enjoying the campaign this year. After gaining 58.2 per- cent of the vote and defeating Re- publican challenger Ray Clatwor- thy for the second consecutive time, Biden expressed even more satisfaction. "This and my first campaign were probably the most satisfying and humbling experiences I have had," he said. 'q'o win when I was 29 and win when I am 59 is a pret- ty big deal for me. I owe the peo- ple of Delaware a whole hell of a lot." Biden had also said prior to the election that he expects the Senate to tackle domestic issues such as healthcare, prescription drugs, jobs and the economy. As chair- man of the powerful Senate For- I eign Relations Committee, Biden said he will continue to be a watchful and tempering influence on the Bush administration's plans for military action in Iraq. Although he has made no secret of his desire to test a run for the presidency again sometime in the future, Biden said after the election that he will hold tight on those plans for the present time. Clatworthy drew good support in Sus- CLATWORTHY sex County, I trailing Biden by 1,553 votes. In the House race, incumbent Rap. Mike Castle repeated his 2000 perform- ance, once again walking away from De- mocratic chal- lenger Michael Miller, this time with 72.1 percent of the total vote. CASTLE Asked if he had any frustrations over the re- peat race, Castle replied: "The whole Mike Miller as a candidate thing is a big frustration. But that Continued on page 19 NOTICE OF PU.BLIC H RING DRAFT 2002 Rehoboth Beach Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP). The Planning commission for the City of Rehoboth Beach will hold TWO Public Hearings Thursday, November 14th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Convention Center, Rehoboth Beach City Hall and Saturday, November 16th, 10:00 a.m. to Noon Rehoboth Beach Elementary School Auditorium These sessions are for the purpose of oral public comment on the draft plan. Each session is your opportunity to officially place your comments on the record. If you are unable to attend either of the hearings written or e-mail ( comments will be accepted. These comments must be sent to the attention of the Planning Commission to be received at City Hall (mailing address: City of Rehoboth Beach, P.O. Box C, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2002. Copies of the DRAFT plan are available at the City of Rehoboth Beach offices, during normal business hours, and on the City of Rehoboth Beach website at www.cityof For additional infor- mation or special accommodations, please call (302) 227-6181 (TDD Accessible) ten (10) days prior to each meeting.