Second Delaware Democrat wants to go to Congress

DOVER — The dominoes are falling. State Rep. Bryon Short, D-Arden, announced Thursday he will run for the U.S. House of Representatives, eight days after the current officeholder declared he plans to campaign for governor. Rep. Short, a member of the General Assembly since a 2007 special election, had been rumored to be a possible […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We own it

Over 30 years ago, I was a Democrat that voted for Ronald Reagan twice, like a lot of my conservative family and friends. Life was good. I owned and operated an agricultural business consisting of an over-the-road trucking company, poultry operation, grain and vegetable farm that grossed almost a million dollars annually. Through the years- […]

Delaware House special election campaign heats up

NEWARK — Democrat David Bentz and Republican Eileen O’Shaughnessy-Coleman are squaring off in the 18th Representative District special election, set to take place sometime in the first half of September.

The 18th District seat, which covers the Newark area, has been held by Democrat Rep. Michael Barbieri since 2008, but he resigned Monday to take a job with the new Department of Health and Social Services.

The House Democratic caucus announced in July Mr. Barbieri had been named the new director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and was stepping down from his elected post.

Dover candidates face the issues at public forum

Two candidates for Dover mayor and the nine candidates for city council seats answered various questions from the public Wednesday during a candidates night at the Modern Maturity Center hosted by the League of Women Voters of Kent County.

Former Wyoming mayor to seek U.S. House seat

DOVER — Former Wyoming Mayor Hans Reigle said Wednesday he will run for the U.S. House of Representatives next year as a Republican.

He held a seat on town council from 2002-04 and then was elected mayor in 2005, a position he held until 2007.