- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BLADES, Del. (AP) - Voters in the town of Blades have elected a new mayor.

Voters elected Robert Atkinson to the post on Monday. Current Mayor Michael Smith did not seek re-election.

Atkinson got 52 votes to beat David Ruff, who got 36 votes, and John Reiss, who got 15 votes.

The town will swear-in Atkinson and Councilmen-elect Lee Benningfield and Russell Joseph at the town council meeting next week.

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