Republican for District 4
Each candidate was asked to respond to three questions.
1. What are the top issues you will address in your campaign and what are your plans for moving those issues forward?
My top priorities are the overall welfare and the quality of life for the citizens of Sussex County. Other priorities are the lack of road infrastructure, traffic congestion during the peak months and concerns of over development. Along with development comes the question of increased density vs sprawl. Also, affordable housing in the eastern side of the county is an important concern. To tackle these issues, I plan on continuing to build strong and lasting relationships with legislators and DelDOT. I will do my best to make good decisions when it comes to development.
2. What makes you uniquely qualified for the political office you seek?
I am a native of Sussex County and have lived in the district I am seeking my entire life. I spent my career with the Delaware State Police in Sussex County, and have sat as a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the past two years.
I am a stake holder in the county feel that I know the county as well as anyone. I bring a common sense approach to responsible growth and development. I also participated in revising the comprehensive land use plan over the past two years. During this process, many new objectives and strategies were developed to make the county a better place to live and enjoy.
3. What community groups are you involved with and in what capacity?
I spent several years as a member of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Department, working my way up to Fire Chief in 1986.
I also spent several years coaching at Lower Sussex Little League, as well as sittng on the board of directors. But I think my strongest community commitment was with the Delaware State Police. I plan on becoming active with the wounded warrior project.
Profession/employment: Retired Delaware State Police. Currently a realtor with Beach Bound Realty
# of years employed: 27 years with the Delaware State Police. Realtor for 5 years.
Education: Criminal Justice Degree from Delaware Technical & Community College
Political experience: I have never ran for political office, but have been on the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission for over two years