Representative districts 33, 35 head to primaries

Delaware Representative District 33

Delaware Representative District 33 encompasses areas around Milford, Houston, Felton, Frederica and Magnolia. Republicans Morgan Hudson, Robert Scott and Charles Postles, Jr. are all vying for the chance to run in the regular elections in November.

This seat is currently vacant after the death of Representative Harold J. “Jack” Peterman in August.

Delaware Representative District 35

Delaware Representative District 35 encompasses areas around Ellendale, Bridgeville and Greenwood. Republicans Robert Mitchell and incumbent David Wilson are both vying for the chance to run in the regular elections in November.

Mr. Mitchell could not be reached for comment at this time.

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Find out more about Morgan Hudson, Charles Postles, Jr., and Representative David Wilson below (in alphabetical order by last name):


Morgan Hudson

Morgan Hudson

Morgan Hudson

Why should voters choose you at the polls?

“I believe voters should vote for whom they feel can better their quality of life. I plan to improve the quality of life in my district by pushing for the creation of more career jobs. With more well-paying jobs available a person can improve their life by removing the stress of trying to make ends meet.”

What changes do you hope to make while in office?

“The changes I hope to make while in office are positive ones. I hope to bring changes to my district for the better by pushing for career jobs. Stopping proposed legislation that could harm businesses such as, gas taxes or the gas mileage tax. By blocking such legislation, we can allow businesses to flourish. When businesses flourish they grow, when businesses grow they produce more jobs. With more jobs available comes more revenue for the state, which then can be used to better our state.”

What issues are most important to you?

“Creating more career jobs, more well-paying jobs, and ending the heroin epidemic are important issues to me. With improvements in these two areas we can improve the quality of life for the people who live in my district and the state greatly.”

How would you like to make an impact within district 33?

“I would like to make a positive impact on my district, my community, my home. I plan do this by stopping legislature that would harm the growth of business in my district. Ex. Saying no to raising taxes, saying no to gas mileage taxes, saying no to new regulations on businesses.”

HOT TOPIC: What are your thoughts on a solution to school tax problems?

Milford School District, for ex ample, is owed more than $450,000 in delinquent school taxes, according to Chief Financial Officer Sara Croce. The school district says they are unable to collect these funds as it has to go through the counties (Kent or Sussex) first. What are your thoughts on a solution?

“HB 85 allows the school district to collect taxes that are due by tax interception. I believe this is a step in the right direction and people should be accountable to pay their part, but the decision of enforcement should be left to the county.”


Charles Postles, Jr.

Charles Postles, Jr.

Charles Postles, Jr.

Why should voters choose you at the polls?

“I believe I am the best qualified candidate for the 33rd District Representative because I possess the abilities and the experiences to give this district the leadership it needs. I have the strong leadership skills and discipline necessary to change the current tax and spend culture in the state of Delaware. I possess the strong principles needed to pursue difficult solutions to the tough issues facing our district and the state of Delaware. My time as a small business owner for the past 40 years has given me the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to provide leadership and advocate for the 33rd district while in Dover. Our district deserves to have representation and to have our voices heard in Dover.”

What changes do you hope to make while in office?

“The changes I would like to happen include:

making real cuts in government spending by attacking waste, fraud, and abuse of funds,

encouraging job growth by limiting the regulations that are placed on small businesses, and

improving educational performance by reallocating funding to individual districts to make the decisions that are best for their individual needs.”

What issues are most important to you?

“It is imperative that we reduce the size of the state budget. Currently, the government is the largest employer in the state. Delaware is the 4th most expensive state in government spending per capita. Delaware has one of the worst government growth versus business startup ratios in the country. These conditions must change if we are to increase job opportunities and grow the economy.”

How would you like to make an impact within district 33?

“The state has made improvements in roads and infrastructure and I would like to see these continued improvements in our district. The Thompsonville overpass is nearly complete and will greatly improve the safety and convenience to those on the east side of Route 1. South Frederica and Little Heaven overpasses are under way and will help safety and access concerns upon completion. With that being said, the Woodshaven overpass is yet to begin construction. I believe that overpass is also imperative to the safety of the residents attempt ing to cross busy Route 1 on a daily basis, especially during the busy summer months. I will work diligently to bring this long overdue project to fruition. Route 113 traffic through Milford continues to need streamlining.”

HOT TOPIC: What are your thoughts on a solution to school tax problems?

Milford School District, for example, is owed more than $450,000 in delinquent school taxes, according to Chief Financial Officer Sara Croce. The school district says they are unable to collect these funds as it has to go through the counties (Kent or Sussex) first. What are your thoughts on a solution?

“Unfortunately, delinquent taxes are always a part of any tax structure. The Milford School District does not have the means to collect taxes directly and therefore must rely on the counties to perform this service. Hopefully this issue can be minimized by streamlining this process. In doing so, it would allow the districts to collect taxes which would ultimately benefit the students of the Milford School District.”


Robert Scott

scott2Why should voters choose you at the polls?

“As a father, small businessman, and a past fire chief/president I know the struggles and worries of family and business- balancing the books both at home and at the office- making the hard decisions of what we WANT and what we NEED verses what we would like to HAVE. As a firefighter/EMT I know the value of helping people, strangers at times during their most vulnerable state while performing my work and family duties.

“I will build a relationship with my colleagues to provide responsive constituent services, oppose any new tax increases, work to reduce overbearing regulations on farmers and job creators, work to create well paying jobs in the 33rd and reign in Delaware’s wasteful spending.”

What changes do you hope to make while in office?

“Our General Assembly has prioritized the agenda under the leadership of the Majority Party and has most recently focused on the social issues due to the fact they have no real solutions to the economic and safety concerns in Delaware. I have often said, “the Democrat leadership has tried nothing to solve these important issues, and now they have run out of ideas.” I will continue to question ‘Why’ as Rep. Peterman always did.”

What issues are most important to you?

“Jobs, Crime/Public Safety and the overgrown government creating solutions to problems that do not exist. We must build a consensus of how to protect our neighbors and create safe communities. We must limit what government wants and properly fund and support what we must provide to our citizens.

“By supporting classroom education with qualified teachers with full funding will provide greater opportunities for our youth and by bringing jobs back to the 33rd for them post graduation will help curb the crime and addictions that shadow our neighborhoods.

“Overbearing regulations on small business and farmers.”

How would you like to make an impact within district 33?

“I will work to create good paying jobs in the 33rd district by reducing overbearing regulations. We will oppose any new tax that would continue to cause hardship on our citizens in the 33rd district as well as in the State of Delaware as a whole. Infrastructure we must have.

“We need to make it interesting for the students to where they are excited to go to school and let the teachers teach.

“Jobs, Economy. Infrastructure, Education and Public Safety.”

HOT TOPIC: What are your thoughts on a solution to school tax problems?

Milford School District, for example, is owed more than $450,000 in delinquent school taxes, according to Chief Financial Officer Sara Croce. The school district says they are unable to collect these funds as it has to go through the counties (Kent or Sussex) first. What are your thoughts on a solution?

“Taxes are a consistent concern both with increasing and paying. I do not think there is anyone who does not pay the taxes just not to pay. Families are experiencing very tough financial times with everything consistently increasing such as health insurance. There should be a monthly or quarterly installment so that Families are not being hit with 1 large tax bill at one time. EX: Family has yearly County and School tax of $1200, We presently send one bill ( even though everyone knows County tax is do same time of the year ) Struggling families end up putting it off until the last minute do to other overbearing expenses and then without being able to make full payment they make NO payment. If this was billed out or set up to where it was on a monthly or quarterly basis would we have as much unpaid taxes out there? We need to consider streamline process. Its our children’s education and we need to make sure the money gets to the classrooms.”


Representative David Wilson

Representative David Wilson

Representative David Wilson

Why should voters choose you at the polls?

“The voters know me. I have been there when they need me. They know who I am, what I stand for and what is important to me. I am effective in getting things done.”

What changes do you hope to make while in office?

“We must work to reign in spending. We must make Delaware a job and business friendly place. We must reduce the footprint of government in our lives.”

What issues are most important to you?

“ I am concerned that the state of Delaware is the largest employer – and continues to grow. We must recruit and retain industry and businesses. We need jobs. We need to reduce the cost and size of government. We cannot continue to spend and spend and not have regard for the consequences. state involvement in education must be completely overhauled.”

How would you like to make an impact within district 35?

“I am blessed to make an impact in our district every day. There isn’t a day that goes by when someone doesn’t call with a question, concern or problem. And I immediately start working on the needs of the person who calls. I have to say I am a very effective legislator when it comes to taking care of the folks of this District. I am a proven and successful leader.”

HOT TOPIC: What are your thoughts on a solution to school tax problems?

Milford School District, for example, is owed more than $450,000 in delinquent school taxes, according to Chief Financial Officer Sara Croce. The school district says they are unable to collect these funds as it has to go through the counties (Kent or Sussex) first. What are your thoughts on a solution?

“Collection of taxes must be addressed. Rather than just raise the taxes of those who do pay and ignore those who do not, we must work with the County for a more effective way to collect delinquent capitation and other taxes to assist our districts. Perhaps legislation to give more teeth to the collection of these delinquent taxes is needed. But it will take cooperation between the state and county – and I have a proven record of just this type of cooperation.”

Jennifer Antonik can be reached at mc@newszap.com

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