Inside sources at Legislative Hall are telling me Delaware Senator David Sokola is very concerned about his opponent in the General Election for his Senate Seat next November. As one legislator told me, he is very scared. Some legislators in the Democrat party are actually hoping he is unseated. Many blame him for the charter school woes in Delaware based on the very legislation he wrote and sponsored. As well, his push for Common Core and standardized testing has caused a great deal amount of stress in Legislative Hall. Many feel more important things could have been done but a lot of time was wasted based on legislation he created. Others feel he is too biased towards the charter schools which has angered many on the Right and Left.
Last week, Republican Meredith Chapman announced she was running for the Senate 8th District. A young woman in her thirties, she has a very extensive resume. Her big draw will be the University of Delaware which is in the center of the 8th District. Despite the discriminatory comments from the He-Man Woman Hater’s Club over on Kilroy’s Delaware, a lot of folks in Delaware feel Chapman would be a breath of fresh air in the Senate.
As the 148th General Assembly winds down in the next couple months, a lot of legislation will be brought up for a vote. Education legislation in the Senate that is up for a full Senate vote gets put on the agenda by the Chair of the Senate Education Committee which just so happens to be Sokola. Will he allow legislation he may not agree with to come up for a vote in order to gain a modicum of respect back from his district? Or will he stay the course and stick with what Governor Markell wants? Time will tell…
3 thoughts on “Senator Dave Sokola In Crisis Mode”
As much as you might like to replace Sokola, the Republican philosophy on education is even worse than what Sokola brings to the table. I suppose a new breed of Republican could emerge from the dumpster fire that is the Delaware GOP, but curb your enthusiasm until you see the plan.
Whoever it is wouldn’t be the Chair of the Senate Education Committee. It is more than party politics. Corporate education reform is bi-partisan…
Mike’s thoughts mirrored my own. But when playing basketball, one’s first thought must be to foul out the principle player, then worry about who subs in after that time. Realizing I was worried about the sub enough to let the man keep hitting three pointers, solely because I couldn’t count on that sub to help our team, is finally what convinced me that “a” Republican in the General Assembly would cause less damage to our children, than keeping Sokola in…
After all, it has always been about the children and the deaf ears in the General Assembly who couldn’t care less……….
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