|Stephen R. Speed|
|Mayor of Dover, Delaware|
May 10, 2004 – July 22, 2007
|Preceded by||James "Hutch" Hutchison|
|Succeeded by||Carleton Carey|
Wilmington, Delaware, Delaware
Stephen R. Speed (born c. 1963), is a retired captain, U.S. Naval officer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. Formerly on Dover City Council, he was elected as the non-partisan mayor of Dover, Delaware. Speed was Dover's second full-time mayor.
He resigned in July 2007 to accept a position with Delaware State University. He spent 8 years as the director of the Aviation Program at Delaware State University. After successfully reviving and building the Aviation Program, Speed moved on from DSU to pursue a career as a commercial pilot.
Early life and family
Speed was born about 1963. After graduation from U.S. Naval Academy in 1985, he served as an active duty navy officer from 1985 until 1994. He retired as a captain from the Navy Reserve in 2010. He received his MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1993, and was self-employed as a realtor from 1994 until 2004. He and his wife, Lori, have two daughters.
Dover, Delaware operates with a council-manager form of government. The mayor and nine council members serve two-year terms and hire a city manager to manage municipal operations. Speed was elected Dover 1st District Councilman in May 2001 and was the mayor of Dover, Delaware from May 10, 2004. He won reelection to a second two-year term in April 2006.
Speed resigned from office, effective July 22, 2007, to accept a position as the director of the Aviation Program at Delaware State University. Carleton Carey won a special mayor election held on September 18, 2007, to succeed Speed.
- "Official City of Dover Profile". City of Dover. Archived from the original on 2006-05-29. Retrieved 2006-09-01.
- Dover candidates subdued so far
- It’s full Speed ahead for city
- During his 18 months in office
- Council sets Dover goals
Places with more information
- Delaware State University
- Delaware Historical Society website 505 Market St., Wilmington, Delaware (302) 655-7161.
-  www.stevespeed.org