Kenton announces re-election bid

State Rep. Harvey Kenton, R-Milford, is seeking to continue working on behalf of the people of northeast Sussex County. The three-term legislator recently filed the necessary paperwork with the Department of Elections’ Sussex County Office to appear on the ballot this fall.

Representative Harvey Kenton

Representative Harvey Kenton

In 2015, Rep. Kenton successfully co-sponsored numerous measures that were enacted into law. Those bills include one that clears the way for licensed midwives to practice in Delaware; another that provides legal protections to paramedics rendering assistance; and a third creating tax-advantaged savings accounts to help persons with disabilities pay for medical and educational expenses.

Harvey Kenton was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 2010 serving the residents of the 36th District.

As a member of the influential Joint Finance Committee, Rep. Kenton is one of 12 legislators charged with fashioning the state’s annual multi-billion dollar operating budget. He also serves on the House committees for Agriculture, Education, Natural Resources, and Veterans Affairs.

Rep. Kenton attended Wesley College and has past experience in agribusiness sales and real estate. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and sits on the Board of Directors of the Delaware State Fair and the Milford Senior Center.

“For the last five years, I have enjoyed working for, and with, my neighbors in the 36th District,” Rep. Kenton said. “If they wish to continue placing their faith in me, I’d like to continue serving them.”

For the last 52 years Harvey Kenton has been married to his wife, Bonnie Jean. They reside in Milford and have three adult children and multiple grandchildren.

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