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  • Bushweller to run again for Senate

  • State Sen. Brian Bushweller, (D-Dover), announced May 21 he will seek re-election to the state Senate, saying he loves representing the people of the 17th District.
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  • State Sen. Brian Bushweller, (D-Dover), announced May 21 he will seek re-election to the state Senate, saying he loves representing the people of the 17th District.
    “Over my nearly six years in the Senate, I have remained focused on the things that make for strong communities – good schools, secure retirement and well-paying jobs, all in the context of open and honest government, fully accessible to the people,” Bushweller said.  “I have worked hard to promote and bolster the wonderful communities in the 17th - Dover, Wyoming and Camden.”
    “Above all,” he said, “I have tried to represent the people of the 17th with the dignity and propriety that all constituents can be proud of, even if some disagree with me on certain issues.  I am respectfully asking again for their support.”
    Bushweller cites his pride in the positive relationships he has built with the three towns in the 17th District as well as with Levy Court and the Capital and CR School Districts.
    “Cooperating with all levels of government and with the numerous community organizations and individuals who routinely strive to improve our quality of life here in central Kent County gives me great confidence that our future is bright.”
    “One of the great joys of being the senator for Dover is that I get to work closely with Delaware State University and many of the exciting projects going on there,” he said. “To think that I might have even a tiny role in the magnificent growth and development of the University is one of the most rewarding things about serving in the Senate,” he said.
    Among the challenges facing central Kent County, his priorities include preserving as many as possible of the thousands of jobs at Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway and moving the proposed Kent County Regional Sports Complex to fruition. 
    “It’s all about jobs,” Bushweller said.
    First elected to the Senate in 2008, Bushweller chairs the Senate Insurance Committee and represents the Senate on the Council on Development Finance. He is the only member of the General Assembly to serve on both the Joint Finance Committee and the Joint Bond Bill Committee, the committees that develop, respectively, the state’s operating and capital budgets.
    Bushweller will launch his re-election effort with a kickoff party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Frazier’s Restaurant on Loockerman Street, Dover.
    The party is open to the public, and a $35 campaign donation is requested.
     

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