NEWARK — The District 2 Newark City Council seat will be taken over by Corinth Ford, as determined in Tuesday’s special election. She won with 165 votes over Brenden Moore, who ran against former Councilwoman Sharon Hughes in 2021, but dropped out before the election.
Ms. Ford has been a project manager for 30 years and was a part of the late Councilwoman Sharon Hughes’ campaign. Councilwoman Hughes passed away on Sept. 25, 2021, leaving the council seat vacant. Ms. Ford posted on her Facebook page a few days after Councilwoman Hughes’ death, who she says was a friend.
“I was proud to work on Sharon’s campaign for City Council,” Ms. Ford said. “She served this Community with dedication and unselfishness. She worked to preserve the quality of life for Newark residents. People with a social conscience are a rarity these days. We were fortunate to have had one as our Councilwoman, and I was fortunate to have had her as a friend.”
Ms. Ford has been a Newark resident for 34 years. Her business experience includes banking, telecommunications and advertising and she’s had 15 years of experience managing projects in the healthcare industry. Ms. Ford is also a certified personal fitness trainer, an avid cyclist, and is active in Reedy Point Players, a Community Theatre Group.
Ms. Ford will be sworn in on Dec. 6, 2021, and her term will end in April 2023.
This story has been updated to reflect that Ms. Ford was elected to Newark City Council.