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Posted on: November 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City of Milford Expresses Condolences for Former Gov. Minner

The City of Milford sends condolences to the family of former Governor Ruth Ann Minner who passed away Thursday, Nov. 4.  Minner, who served two terms as Delaware’s only female governor, was from Milford.

“Ms. Minner will long be remembered for her more than three decades of public service as well as her accomplishments,” former Milford Mayor Bryan Shupe said. “From earning her GED in 1968 to becoming the first woman governor, her life and achievements should serve as an outstanding example of what can be done with resolve and dedication.”

Minner worked closely with the city over her four terms in the House of Representatives, three in the Delaware Senate, and two as lieutenant governor and then as governor.

In 1973, Minner ran for and won a seat in the Delaware House of Representatives for the 33rd District, which represents the Kent County side of Milford.  Later she represented Milford in the Delaware Senate before elected lieutenant governor of Delaware, alongside Governor Tom Carper.  She served as Delaware’s governor from 2001 to 2009, with current governor, Governor John Carney, as her lieutenant governor.

The City of Milford, incorporated in 1807 and located in Kent and Sussex Counties along the Mispillion River, is home to 10,000+ year-round residents, 500+ retail businesses and non-profits, local restaurants, parks, trails, small town events, major healthcare providers, an historic shipyard, and its own school district.  Known throughout the state as River Town, Art Town, Home Town, the City celebrates the beauty of its natural resources, the ingenuity of its people and its commitment to quality of life.

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