A list of candidates for state office in Kent County


The deadline for candidates to file for party primaries and the November election closed at noon July 13, and all but one legislative district in Kent County has at least two hopefuls.

The candidates now begin their march to the Sept. 14 primary elections and the Nov. 2 General Election.

 

 

House of Representatives

 

28th District

Smyrna, Leipsic and northeast Dover

 

Bill Carson (I), Democrat

Residence: Smyrna

Occupation: Full-time legislator, retired from the Department of Transportation

 

Karen Minner, Republican

Residence: Smyrna

Occupation: Volunteer coordinator, Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill

 

 

29th District (Incumbent Republican Rep. Pam Thornburgh is retiring)

Kenton, Cheswold, Hartly and west Dover

 

John McCutchan, Democrat

Residence: Clayton

Occupation: Teacher, Delaware Division For the Visually Impaired

 

George Phillips, Republican

Residence: Hartly

Occupation: Surveyor

 

Lincoln Willis, Republican

Residence: Clayton

Occupation: Executive manager, Lincoln Willis Chevrolet, Middletown

 

 

30th District

Viola, Felton, Harrington, Houston and Farmington

 

William R. “Bobby” Outten (I), Republican

Residence: Harrington

Occupation: Retired meter reader

 

 

31st District

Central Dover

 

Darryl Scott (I), Democrat

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Director of account management, back office processing, Sitel company

 

Ron Poliquin, Republican

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Attorney with Young, Malmberg & Howard, Dover

 

Ron Smith, Republican

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Attorney with Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher, Dover

 

 

32nd District

Southeast Dover, Little Creek and Kitts Hummock

 

Brad Bennett (I), Democrat

Residence: Dover

Occupation: President of Bennett Security Systems

 

Beth Miller, Republican

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Attorney with Morris James LLP, Dover

 

Willam McVay, Libertarian

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Software engineer

 

 

33rd District:

Milford, Frederica, Magnolia and Bowers Beach

 

Bob Walls (I), Democrat

Residence: Milford

Occupation: Owner, Walls Irrigation, Walls Farm and Garden Center

 

Harold Peterman, Republican

Residence: Milford

Occupation: Retired farmer

 

Steven Rust, Republican

Residence: Milford

Occupation: Milford police officer

 

 

34th District

Camden, Wyoming and Woodside

 

Donald Blakey (I), Republican

Residence: Dover

Occupation: Retired administrator, Caesar Rodney School District

 

Jill Fuchs, Democrat

Residence: Camden

Occupation: Chair of the Delaware Manufactured Homeowners Association

 

Michael Tedesco, Unaffiliated

Residence: Magnolia

Occupation: Registered Nurse

 

 

Senate

 

14th District

Delaware City, Middletown, Townsend, north Smyrna, Leipsic and northeast Dover

 

Bruce Ennis (I), Democrat

Residence: Smyrna

Occupation: Full-time legislator, retired Delaware State Trooper

 

John Moritz, Republican

Residence: Townsend

Occupation: President of Delta Engineering Corp., an aeronautical engineering firm

 

 

15th District

South Smyrna, Kenton, Cheswold, Hartly, west Dover, Woodside, Viola and Felton

 

Nancy Cook (I), Democrat

Residence: Clayton

Occupation: Full-time legislator

 

Dave Lawson, Republican

Residence: Marydel

Occupation: Owner of Shooter’s Choice gun store, Dover

 

 

Statewide offices

 

Attorney General

 

Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III (I), Democrat

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: Attorney General, 2007-present

 

 

Treasurer

 

Velda Jones-Potter (I), Democrat

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: Treasurer, 2009-present

 

Sen. Colin Bonini, Republican

Residence: Kent County

Occupation: Full-time legislator

 

Chip Flowers, Democrat

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: Attorney

 

 

Auditor of Accounts

 

R. Thomas Wagner Jr. (I), Republican

Residence: Kent County

Occupation: Auditor of Accounts, 1989-present

 

Richard Korn, Democrat

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: Political lobbyist

 

Kenneth Matlusky, Democrat

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: Accountant

 

 

U.S. Senator

 

Chris Coons, Democrat

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: New Castle County Executive, 2005-present

 

Mike Castle, Republican

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: U.S. Representative, 1993-present

 

Christine O’Donnell, Republican

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: Political commentator

 

James Rash, Libertarian

Residence: Kent County

Occupation: Real estate agent

 

 

U.S. Representative (Seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Castle)

 

John Carney, Democrat

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: President of Transformative Technologies, a green engineering firm

 

Rose Izzo, Republican

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: Unemployed, former sales representative

 

Glen Urquhart, Republican

Residence: Sussex County

Occupation: President of Urquhart and Urquhart, a real estate investment firm

 

Michele Rollins, Republican

Residence: New Castle County

Occupation: Attorney, developer and philanthropist

 

Brent Wangen, Libertarian

Residence: Sussex County

Occupation: Project manager with CSC, a computer services firm

 

Email Doug Denison at doug.denison@doverpost.com