Blue Wave Hits Delaware Like A Tsunami!!!!

It is looking like ALL Delaware statewide offices are now Democrat.  While districts are still reporting, the trends are looking like the blue wave has hit Delaware.  There is good and bad in that.  It means we have to put up with Kathy McGuiness.  James Spadola ran a great and clean race.  But the blue wave meant NO Republican would hold state office in Delaware.  State Treasurer Ken Simpler? Out.  New State Treasurer Colleen Davis?  In.

We have a Senator Trey Paradee and a Senator David Wilson.  Laura Sturgeon unseated Greg Lavelle!!!!!!! That is HUGE!  Hey Laura, no more cuddling up to the DelCAN guy, ok?

Carper wins U.S. Senate and Lisa Blunt Rochester win U.S. Representative.  Buh-bye Scott Walker and Rob Arlett!

Over in the House, welcome State Rep. Bill Bush in the 29th and Raymond Siegfried in the 7th.  Deb Hudson got the crap kicked out of her by new State Rep. Krista Griffith in the 22nd District.

All the results with a few districts not reporting in but yeah, this is it.

UNITED STATES SENATOR

422 of 436 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
THOMAS R CARPER 197,211 11,279 208,490 59 . 60 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
ROBERT B ARLETT 126,787 6,684 133,471 38 . 16 %
GREEN PARTY
DEMITRI G THEODOROPOULOS 3,859 163 4,022 1 . 14 %
LIBERTARIAN PARTY
NADINE M FROST 3,631 143 3,774 1 . 10 %

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS

422 of 436 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
LISA BLUNT ROCHESTER 206,381 11,808 218,189 64 . 14 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
SCOTT WALKER 116,069 5,894 121,963 35 . 86 %

ATTORNEY GENERAL

419 of 433 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
KATHLEEN JENNINGS 198,527 11,159 209,686 61 . 05 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
BERNARD V PEPUKAYI SR 127,053 6,704 133,757 38 . 95 %

STATE TREASURER

419 of 433 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
COLLEEN DAVIS 169,686 9,616 179,302 51 . 98 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
KENNETH A SIMPLER 151,419 8,087 159,506 46 . 24 %
GREEN PARTY
DAVID B CHANDLER 5,848 230 6,078 1 . 78 %

AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS

419 of 433 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
KATHLEEN K MCGUINESS 186,542 10,666 197,208 57 . 57 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JAMES SPADOLA 138,198 7,123 145,321 42 . 43 %

 


STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 2

20 of 22 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DARIUS BROWN 9,979 282 10,261 100 . 00 %

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 3

27 of 27 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
S ELIZABETH LOCKMAN 8,794 305 9,099 100 . 00 %

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 4

24 of 24 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
LAURA STURGEON 10,531 720 11,251 53 . 13 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
GREGORY F LAVELLE 9,478 446 9,924 46 . 87 %

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 6

17 of 17 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DAVID B BAKER 11,706 1,577 13,283 47 . 33 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
ERNESTO B LOPEZ 13,421 1,360 14,781 52 . 67 %

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 10

20 of 22 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
STEPHANIE L HANSEN 9,972 458 10,430 60 . 74 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
CHRISTINE METZING 6,542 197 6,739 39 . 26 %

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 11

16 of 18 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
BRYAN TOWNSEND 8,841 291 9,132 75 . 49 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
DANIEL KAPITANIC 2,891 73 2,964 24 . 51 %

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 16

24 of 24 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
LOUISA PHILLIPS 6,645 382 7,027 44 . 91 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
COLIN BONINI 8,174 443 8,617 55 . 09 %

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 17

24 of 24 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
W CHARLES PARADEE III 8,726 617 9,343 64 . 27 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JUSTIN KING 4,812 382 5,194 35 . 73 %

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 18

18 of 18 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
JAMES A PURCELL 5,454 329 5,783 34 . 83 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
DAVID L WILSON 10,329 487 10,816 65 . 17 %

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 21

14 of 14 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
ROBERT C WHEATLEY 4,453 288 4,741 34 . 97 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
BRYANT L RICHARDSON 8,399 417 8,816 65 . 03 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 1

14 of 14 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
NNAMDI O CHUKWUOCHA 7,354 286 7,640 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 2

12 of 12 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
STEPHANIE T BOLDEN 4,549 132 4,681 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 3

10 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
SHERRY DORSEY WALKER 4,306 128 4,434 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 4

15 of 16 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
GERALD L BRADY 6,903 533 7,436 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 5

9 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
KENDRA JOHNSON 5,943 147 6,090 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 6

12 of 12 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DEBRA HEFFERNAN 6,746 327 7,073 65 . 32 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JEFFREY L OLMSTEAD 3,602 152 3,754 34 . 68 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 7

10 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
RAYMOND SEIGFRIED 5,719 224 5,943 62 . 92 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
ERIC BRAUNSTEIN 3,230 118 3,348 35 . 44 %
LIBERTARIAN PARTY
SCOTT GESTY 150 4 154 1 . 64 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 8

9 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
S QUINTON JOHNSON 4,997 213 5,210 61 . 15 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
DANIEL ZITOFSKY 3,101 102 3,203 37 . 59 %
LIBERTARIAN PARTY
CODY MCNUTT 105 2 107 1 . 26 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 9

11 of 13 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
MONIQUE JOHNS 4,005 204 4,209 42 . 19 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
KEVIN S HENSLEY 5,586 181 5,767 57 . 81 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 10

10 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
SEAN MATTHEWS 6,192 256 6,448 68 . 69 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
ERIN L WIENNER 2,842 96 2,938 31 . 31 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 11

8 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
PAUL A THORNBURG 1,495 62 1,557 27 . 20 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JEFFREY N SPIEGELMAN 4,007 160 4,167 72 . 80 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 12

14 of 14 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
KRISTA GRIFFITH 6,276 415 6,691 53 . 14 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
DEBORAH D HUDSON 5,617 281 5,898 46 . 86 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 13

14 of 14 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
JOHN L MITCHELL JR 5,377 151 5,528 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 14

7 of 7 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
PETER C SCHWARTZKOPF 7,414 1,116 8,530 62 . 46 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JAMES L DEMARTINO 4,601 524 5,125 37 . 54 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 15

9 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
VALERIE LONGHURST 6,597 234 6,831 87 . 98 %
LIBERTARIAN PARTY
AMY MERLINO 892 41 933 12 . 02 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 16

8 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
FRANKLIN D COOKE JR 4,133 130 4,263 82 . 18 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
ALBERT JOHN AMENT 901 23 924 17 . 82 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 17

10 of 11 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
MELISSA MINOR-BROWN 5,469 177 5,646 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 18

10 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DAVID S BENTZ 5,715 161 5,876 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 19

12 of 12 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
KIMBERLY WILLIAMS 4,725 166 4,891 65 . 86 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JAMES R STARTZMAN JR 2,456 79 2,535 34 . 14 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 20

10 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
JOHN D BUCCHIONI 5,606 675 6,281 43 . 01 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
STEPHEN T SMYK 7,565 622 8,187 56 . 06 %
LIBERTARIAN PARTY
HARRY R SMOUSE JR 123 11 134 0 . 93 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 21

10 of 11 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
STEPHANIE BARRY 3,951 152 4,103 47 . 12 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
MICHAEL RAMONE 4,437 166 4,603 52 . 88 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 22

12 of 12 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
GUILLERMINA GONZALEZ 5,464 351 5,815 49 . 40 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
MICHAEL F SMITH 5,727 228 5,955 50 . 60 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 23

9 of 9 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
PAUL S BAUMBACH 5,475 311 5,786 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 24

10 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
EDWARD OSIENSKI 4,840 149 4,989 69 . 34 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
WILLIAM W DILKS SR 2,140 65 2,205 30 . 66 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 25

7 of 8 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
JOHN A KOWALKO JR 3,301 174 3,475 64 . 35 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
BRYAN K RASH 1,877 48 1,925 35 . 65 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 26

8 of 9 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
JOHN VIOLA 4,720 170 4,890 75 . 36 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JUSTIN CRUICE 1,556 42 1,598 24 . 64 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 27

10 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
EARL G JAQUES JR 6,846 277 7,123 85 . 34 %
LIBERTARIAN PARTY
WILLIAM HINDS 1,183 40 1,223 14 . 66 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 28

14 of 14 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
WILLIAM J CARSON JR 4,933 243 5,176 67 . 98 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
CHARLOTTE MIDDLETON 2,307 131 2,438 32 . 02 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 29

13 of 13 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
WILLIAM BUSH 5,294 291 5,585 57 . 72 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
ROBIN R HAYES 3,877 213 4,090 42 . 28 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 30

12 of 12 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
CHARLES GROCE 2,410 103 2,513 35 . 25 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
W SHANNON MORRIS 4,458 157 4,615 64 . 75 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 31

11 of 11 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
SEAN M LYNN 4,344 331 4,675 65 . 48 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
DAVID LEVI ANDERSON 2,253 211 2,464 34 . 52 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 32

12 of 12 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
ANDRIA BENNETT 3,322 188 3,510 62 . 35 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
CHERYL PRECOURT 1,995 124 2,119 37 . 65 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 33

10 of 10 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
JAMES TODD WEBB 3,100 164 3,264 39 . 49 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
CHARLES S POSTLES JR 4,811 190 5,001 60 . 51 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 34

11 of 11 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
ADEWUNMI KUFORIJI 3,589 236 3,825 40 . 60 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
LYNDON D YEARICK 5,154 322 5,476 58 . 13 %
LIBERTARIAN PARTY
WILLIAM MCVAY 109 9 118 1 . 27 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 35

7 of 7 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JESSE R VANDERWENDE 5,378 270 5,648 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 36

11 of 11 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DONALD M ALLAN JR 2,642 206 2,848 35 . 19 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
BRYAN W SHUPE 4,948 296 5,244 64 . 81 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 37

7 of 7 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
RUTH BRIGGS KING 6,376 477 6,853 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 38

8 of 8 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
MEGHAN M KELLY 4,407 612 5,019 34 . 25 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
RONALD E GRAY 8,827 808 9,635 65 . 75 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 39

7 of 7 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
DANIEL B SHORT 5,154 298 5,452 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 40

8 of 8 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
TIMOTHY D DUKES 5,564 284 5,848 100 . 00 %

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 41

8 of 8 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
S BRADLEY CONNOR 3,172 216 3,388 39 . 16 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
RICHARD G COLLINS 4,971 291 5,262 60 . 84 %

REGISTER OF WILLS

257 of 271 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
CIRO POPPITI III 148,484 6,017 154,501 100 . 00 %

RECORDER OF DEEDS

257 of 271 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
MICHAEL E KOZIKOWSKI 124,464 5,308 129,772 67 . 64 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
DANIEL RAPPA 59,922 2,145 62,067 32 . 36 %

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

25 of 25 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
KENNETH R WOODS 10,805 334 11,139 100 . 00 %

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2

24 of 25 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DEE DURHAM 10,712 663 11,375 54 . 10 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
ROBERT WEINER 9,172 476 9,648 45 . 90 %

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3

22 of 22 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JANET KILPATRICK 13,371 591 13,962 100 . 00 %

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

30 of 30 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
PENROSE HOLLINS 13,698 637 14,335 100 . 00 %

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5

18 of 18 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
ELISA DILLER 9,034 414 9,448 66 . 65 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JOHN R THOMAS 4,587 140 4,727 33 . 35 %

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6

17 of 20 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DAVID B CARTER 10,033 416 10,449 82 . 90 %
GREEN PARTY
DAWN LENTZ 2,078 77 2,155 17 . 10 %

SHERIFF

257 of 271 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
SCOTT PHILLIPS 140,610 5,783 146,393 88 . 87 %
LIBERTARIAN PARTY
JOHN MACHUREK 17,643 680 18,323 11 . 13 %

RECORDER OF DEEDS

89 of 89 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
BETTY LOU MCKENNA 29,687 1,779 31,466 53 . 82 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
EUGENIA THORNTON 25,696 1,294 26,990 46 . 18 %

2ND LEVY COURT DISTRICT

15 of 15 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
JEFFREY HALL 4,913 327 5,240 54 . 40 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JAMES HOSFELT 4,106 285 4,391 45 . 60 %

4TH LEVY COURT DISTRICT

12 of 12 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
ERIC L BUCKSON 7,568 341 7,909 100 . 00 %

6TH LEVY COURT DISTRICT

16 of 16 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
GLEN M HOWELL 6,598 271 6,869 100 . 00 %

LEVY COURT AT LARGE

89 of 89 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
TERRY PEPPER 30,846 1,831 32,677 55 . 68 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JAMES CALLAWAY 24,756 1,247 26,003 44 . 32 %

SHERIFF

89 of 89 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
BRIAN E LEWIS 28,071 1,622 29,693 50 . 81 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JASON MOLLOHAN 27,287 1,453 28,740 49 . 19 %

REGISTER OF WILLS

73 of 73 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
CYNTHIA GREEN 58,522 4,437 62,959 100 . 00 %

RECORDER OF DEEDS

73 of 73 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
SCOTT M DAILEY 58,287 4,430 62,717 100 . 00 %

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

15 of 15 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
PAULETTE ANN RAPPA 9,377 1,240 10,617 46 . 02 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
DOUGLAS B HUDSON 11,373 1,076 12,449 53 . 98 %

COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5

14 of 14 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
ELLEN M MAGEE 6,470 559 7,029 39 . 45 %
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JOHN L RIELEY 10,136 650 10,786 60 . 55 %

SUSSEX COUNTY SHERIFF

73 of 73 Districts Reported

Machine Votes Absentee Votes Total Votes Percent Votes
REPUBLICAN PARTY
ROBERT T LEE 57,950 4,424 62,374 100 . 00 %
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Leaderless DOE Fails To Deliver On Charter School Transparency & The Big Plan For NCS

When you don’t have a leader going on a fifth month is it any wonder the Charter School Office is going to Hell in a hand basket?  As the authorizer for seven charter schools under renewal this year, the Delaware Department of Education can’t even follow their own timeline.  It seems like things are going on behind the scenes with Newark Charter School during all this. Continue reading

The Pickering Metaphor

Yesterday I took some time out of the hustle and bustle and decided to go to the beach.  I like beaches that are secluded and don’t have a ton of people around.  Just me and the water.  I live not too far from Pickering Beach.  You don’t get the big waves like you do down at Rehoboth or Dewey, but it is very peaceful.  If you drive down Route 9 past Dover, you will see a sign on your left for it.  Yesterday’s visit was a little different this time.

When I go to Pickering, I make it a point to have enough time to walk all the way down the strand.  At the end, when you can’t go anymore, there is a tidal area.  It is filled with birds and sand and life.  It is also one of the most peaceful areas in Delaware if you just want to sit down and enjoy some quiet time.  I first went there back in 2006.  I would find myself returning there, usually when I needed some peace and calm in my life.

Like I said, my visit yesterday was different.  During one or several of the storms this fall, a lot of the beach eroded.  There is a huge area with seaweed all the way up to the dunes.  Not just any seaweed, but quicksand seaweed.  Where you walk in it and your feet go down until you feel water.  Can’t really walk through hundreds of yards of that!

I really wanted to get to the tidal pool yesterday.  I braved my way around the seaweed as best I could until I couldn’t anymore.  It reminded me of life in a funny way.  We have a destination and sometimes we think the road there is going to be really easy.  Until we realize it isn’t.  Do we keep going?  Even if it means putting yourself in a tough position?  Do we sit and wait if it means you might be uncomfortable for a while?  I have to believe that at some point I will be able to get to the tidal pool again.  It may not be today or tomorrow, but the path will be clear again.  It’s when you’re stuck in the weeds that life really happens.  That’s where you make the tough decisions- go on, give up, or wait it out.

I never made it to the tidal pool.  I gave it my very best shot until I couldn’t go on anymore.  I could easily sit there and think I will never see that place again.  Or I can take comfort in the fact that I will get there.  Just not today.  I can still see it perfectly in my mind.  I have an odd memory like that.  I know what the destination is.  But it isn’t the same as being there.  I need to be okay with that.  I need to know that while there are obstacles in my way, they won’t always be there.  Sometimes you just have to have faith.  Giving up, while it may see like the easy thing to do, isn’t really an option.  When you give up you will never reach what you are looking for.  When you can’t go on, you have to wait if you want it.

I can’t be there yet.  In the meantime, I’ll continue to go back and look to see if the path is clear.  I’ll enjoy the journey there even I can’t get there yet.  I’ll take more pictures and sing on the beach as my mp3 player cranks out tunes.  I’ll pick up a shiny rock and wonder at how perfectly smooth it is.  I’ll look at my footprints and wonder about other footprints that didn’t make it as far as I did.  I’ll do funny stuff with the sand.  I’ll stare out into the water and feel peace and calm.  I’ll look at the bright blue sky with the sun shining on me and thank God I’m alive.  I’ll write the words in the sand that mean more than a line in the sand.  This is the Pickering Metaphor.  A simple walk turned into the meaning of life.