COMMENTARY: What Delaware’s low school board election turnout tells us

A few months ago, my organization, DelawareCAN: The Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now, launched a campaign asking Delawareans to think about “Who Runs Our Schools?” We aimed to raise awareness about the upcoming school board elections and the impact school board members have on the quality of education kids receive. With less than 2 percent […]

Department of Justice: Affirming Libertarian ballot access ‘waste of precious state resources’

  DOVER — A standoff between the Department of Elections and Libertarian Party of Delaware has come to a head. In April, the party filed a complaint in Superior Court demanding that the elections commissioner recognize their ballot access. The Department of Justice fired back last week calling their request “a needless waste of precious […]

Arlett announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

DOVER — Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett announced Monday he will run for the U.S. Senate, making him the second Republican officially trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., later this year. Mr. Arlett, elected to the county council in 2014, was chairman of President Trump’s state campaign in 2016. Calling Sen. Carper “out […]

Ballot access in question for Delaware Libertarians

DOVER — The state’s election commissioner says she doesn’t know which party should get ballot access belonging to Delaware’s 1,640 registered Libertarians. Two committees are vying for that access: the Libertarian Party of Delaware and the Libertarian Party of Delaware Inc. “I don’t know who gets to claim them at this point,” said Election Commissioner […]

Milford Councilman Campbell files for mayoral seat

MILFORD — Milford City Councilman Archie Campbell, who serves Ward I, filed to run for mayor of Milford on Thursday. Mr. Campbell retired from L’oreal Lancome as the director of operations. He has served on the Milford City Council for the past two years and seven years on the Planning and Zoning Commission. “I believe […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Russia not the greatest threat to elections

There has been a narrative about Russian interference with the 2016 elections for over a year now. The interference is very likely since they have been meddling with our cyber security and elections for at least a decade, to which Obama has done little. But the Dems need to blame Trump for colluding to explain […]

Rehoboth Beach Commissioner McGuiness running for state auditor

Kathy McGuiness

  DOVER — Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Kathy McGuiness announced Thursday she is running for auditor. Ms. McGuiness, a Democrat, ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2016, finishing third in a crowded primary of six candidates. “As your auditor, not only will I focus on eliminating fraud and abuse, I will work with citizens and others […]

Former Carney deputy legal counsel jumps in race for attorney general

  DOVER — A fourth person has joined the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general: Chris Johnson, formerly the governor’s deputy legal counsel, recently announced he plans to run for the position. In his announcement speech, Mr. Johnson, 32, pledged to combat inequality and fight for a fairer legal system. “My strategy is […]

Rep. Melanie George Smith not seeking ninth term

  DOVER — Rep. Melanie George Smith, a Bear Democrat who has served as the co-chair of the powerful Joint Finance Committee for the past five years, announced Thursday she is not running for a ninth term. Accompanied by her family, she made the announcement on the House floor and thanked every representative by name, […]

Former state prosecutor to run for attorney general

  DOVER — New Castle County’s chief administrative officer — formerly a top state prosecutor — quit her job Monday to run for attorney general. Kathy Jennings, a 64-year-old Democrat, said she would make a formal announcement of her candidacy soon. Ms. Jennings spent 22 years in the Delaware Department of Justice across two stints, […]