Next month’s municipal election in Queenstown is going to be a re-match of the 2006 election. Incumbent Town Commissioner Tom Peregoy and former Town Commissioner John Foster are to square off against each other for the second time. In 2006, Foster was the incumbent seeking re-election, and Peregoy was making his first bid for public office. This time, Foster is the challenger and Peregoy is running for re-election to a second three-year term, having defeated Foster in 2006. They are the only candidates running in the town election, which is being held in November. Queenstown elections were formerly held each May. Foster filed shortly before the filing deadline on October 2, according to officials at the town office. Peregoy had filed several weeks earlier.
Foster served a dozen years on the town board before his loss to Peregoy in 2006. He is a fisheries scientist with Environmental Consulting Services in Middletown, DE who has lived in Queenstown for more than 30 years. Peregoy’s background is in furniture manufacturing, and his post as town commissioner is his first elected office. He has been a Queenstown resident for more than 20 years.
Queenstown elects one commissioner each year to a three-year term. The commissioners serve in a volunteer capacity and meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. In addition to Peregoy, Mitch Keiler and Perry Stutman currently serve on the town board. The election will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the town hall on November 2.