Legislative Update: End of 2015 Session

June 30th, marked the end of the first half of Delaware's 148th General Assembly. As always Democrats in the state House and Senate have been hard at work crafting legislation to move Delaware forward.

Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children Announced

The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children honors the life of Beau Biden, February 3, 1969-May 30, 2015.

Senator Coons urges colleagues to reform the PATRIOT Act, protect Americans' privacy

"I think time has run out for us to even discuss reauthorizing a program that has explicitly been held illegal."

Investing in Infrastructure to Grow the Economy

Governor Markell highlights the need for investment in a modernized infrastructure network to promote long-term economic activity and improve road safety.

What's New
07 August 2015 Press Release

Last Friday, State Representative Mike Barbieri stepped down from his position in the general assembly to lead the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for the Department of Health and Social Services. Over the past six years, Representative Barbieri has been a tireless advocate for the 18th District and our state.

As Democrats, we now must focus on supporting our Democratic candidate, David Bentz, in the upcoming special election on Saturday, September 12th. Bentz was selected unanimously by members of the 18th RD Democratic committee at a public meeting held in late July.

24 July 2015 Press Release

The 18th District Democratic Committee met Thursday and selected David Bentz as its candidate in the upcoming state House of Representatives special election.

New Castle County Chair Betsy Maron thanked the committee for their work. “The 18th District Committee deserves recognition for coming together with the community last night to hear from interested parties, deliberate, and select our nominee. We are confident that the committee endorsed a strong candidate who, if elected, will be a tireless advocate for his constituents.”

17 July 2015 Press Release

Representative Mike Barbieri submitted his resignation from the Delaware House of Representatives, effective July 31, 2015.   Due to his resignation, a special election will occur to elect a representative to complete his term through 2016.  To date the special election has not been set but will be scheduled promptly as required by Delaware law. Time is of the essence to select, support and elect our Democratic candidate.

In accordance with Delaware law, the Democratic Party nominates the candidate.  There is no primary election.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., all interested Democratic candidates are invited to speak to the R.D. Committee and Democrats in the 18th Representative District.   The meeting will be held at Delaware Democratic Party Headquarters

02 July 2015 Blog entry

The Delaware Democratic Party would like to wish everyone an enjoyable and safe Fourth of July weekend.  As you head out to enjoy the various parades, parties, and fireworks we ask you to please take a moment to think about the service men and women of our great country. They have fought and still fight bravely to protect our country and the freedom we enjoy on a daily basis.

02 June 2015 Press Release

Hallie Biden, widow of former Attorney General Beau Biden, announced the founding of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. The foundation will work to continue the work done by Biden during his tenure as Delaware’s Attorney General, where he put an emphasis on bringing child predators to justice. Visit: https://delcf.org/biden/

31 May 2015 Press Release

"Natalie and I have known the Biden family since 1970. We have known Beau Biden his entire life. I know right now, there is not just family but a huge extended family of loving friends all over Delaware, who share a deep personal void in their hearts. I hope we all can muster Beau's courage, optimism, and devotion to duty to get through this very sad time. Our prayers and sympathy to his family especially to his wife, Hallie, and two children." 

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