GOP challenger files to run against Senate majority leader

DOVER — The Delaware Senate’s majority leader has a challenger. Anthony Delcollo filed Friday to run in the 7th Senatorial District as a Republican.

From left, Sen. Greg Lavelle, R-Sharpley, candidate Anthony Delcollo, and State Treasurer Ken Simpler. (Submitted photo/Anthony Delcollo)

From left, Sen. Greg Lavelle, R-Sharpley, candidate Anthony Delcollo, and State Treasurer Ken Simpler. (Submitted photo/Anthony Delcollo)

He will take on Sen. Patricia Blevins, D-Elsmere, who has held the Wilmington-area seat for 25 years.

Mr. Delcollo, 30, has lived in the district his entire life. An attorney with an interest in constitutional law, he pledged to focus on jobs, education and gun rights if elected.

“I can assure you, if I get to Dover, when I get to Dover, I will do everything I can to make Delaware’s energy policy reasonable, to make our regulatory environment fair and predictable, and to actually work together to encourage small business, medium-sized business and manufacturing jobs to come back to the first state,” he said in a statement.

He has volunteered to help several candidates in the past and was named Republican of the Year at the Delaware party’s most recent convention.

When he filed on Friday he was accompanied by Sen. Greg Lavelle, R-Sharpley, and Republican State Treasurer Ken Simpler.

Staff writer Matt Bittle can be reached at 741-8250 or mbittle@newszap.com. Follow @MatthewCBittle on Twitter.

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