OXFORD – Registered Republican voters will have an opportunity to weigh in on who will earn two spots on the Republican ticket in November’s general election when they vote in the upcoming primary election, Tuesday, September 10.
Two Town Council seats are open this election with three men running on the Republican ticket. As there are more candidates running than seats available, the results of the primary will determine which two of the three will appear on the Republican line on the ballot in November.
Republican incumbent John F. Hofmann is seeking reelection for a position he has held for twelve years.
“I was very naïve when I first got on there,” said Hofmann. “I thought I could change the world. But now I have the experience needed to be sure that Oxford survives and prospers.”
Hofmann is a lifelong Oxford resident, born and raised in Oxford, and has lived in the area for 49 years.
“The team we have right now, we all work well together, and I’m very happy with it; I don’t want to see it fall apart,” he said.
Hofmann added he does not want to see Oxford become a retirement community; he said he would like to see more industry and more jobs, be it railways or other economic development.
“I’ve learned a lot these years I’ve served on the board, and I would like to see Oxford prosper.”
Hofmann’s challengers include two town residents, Ronald R. Charles and Paul E. Brennan.