Bonini seeking reelection

Colin Bonini

DOVER — The longest-tenured Senate Republican is running for reelection. Sen. Colin Bonini officially filed to seek another term earlier this month.

Sen. Bonini represents the 16th Senatorial District, which covers the southeastern portion of Kent County, including Frederica, Little Creek, Rising Sun and Viola and parts of Dover, Camden and Wyoming.

“I am very blessed and very thankful to be serving such a wonderful area. I hope to continue to be the voice of Common Sense Conservative voice for the people of my district and the state of Delaware,” he said in a statement.

Sen. Bonini was first elected in 1994 and reelected in 2014 with 74 percent of the vote. He garnered 40 percent of the vote in an unsuccessful bid for governor two years ago.

The district has about 12,500 Democrats, 10,600 Republicans and 8,800 unaffiliated voters.

The Democratic Party controls the Delaware Senate 11-10, although two Democrats and one Republican have announced they will not run again this year.

Delaware’s general election is Nov. 6.

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