Reminder of Saturday’s Special Election

Reminder of Saturday’s Special Election

by James DeChene

A reminder for residents of the 10th Senate District, as if you needed one with all the mailers, ads, door knockers and other campaign activities blanketing the area, that the special election is Saturday, February 25th.

The Chamber’s Board of Directors message on what we feel voters should focus on can be best summed up as:

  • What facilitates the most change for Delaware when the status quo is unacceptable?
  • Is one-party control of the executive and legislative branches conducive to resolving the difficult issues facing our state? If so, how can those in power be held more accountable?
  • How best are the issues surrounding a projected $350 million budget shortfall solved so that our revenue and spending structure are sustainable long term?
  • How do we capitalize on reestablishing Delaware as a manufacturing hub by retooling currently abandoned manufacturing sites for job and economic growth?
  • How do we best address unsustainable increases in healthcare costs for both the private and public sectors?
  • In what ways is the environment surrounding job creation being fostered?
  • How best does Delaware copy and expand upon Middletown’s economic development success to bring jobs and growth statewide?