When Delaware State Senator Brian Bushweller decided not to run for reelection in 2018, people started showing interest in the vacancy. Within a couple of months, Donyale Hall put her hat in the ring for the 17th Senate District. The Republican hails from south Dover and has made impressive headway with her campaign in a short time. She could be facing a primary against fellow GOP member Justin King, the mayor of Camden, DE. Which would bring her to a General Election against the only Democrat who has filed: Trey Paradee, currently the State Rep. for the 29th House District. Continue reading
Today, State Rep. Trey Paradee filed with the Department of Elections to run for State Senator Brian Bushweller’s seat in the 17th District. The 17th District covers Dover, Camden and Wyoming. Since Paradee is running for State Senate, he will not be able to run for his State Representative seat in the 29th District in 2018. Paradee issued the following statement on his Facebook account today:
Paradee was my State Rep. in the 29th District but I recently moved to another area of Dover. But that doesn’t mean I will rid myself of Paradee! Should he win, he would become my State Senator. In all seriousness though, I did endorse Paradee in his last two elections and voted for him. I don’t agree with him on every single bill or political viewpoint, but we agree more than we disagree. In education, he votes how I would for most bills.
No other individuals have filed for this race, but the deadline is next year. In terms of Paradee’s seat, I’ve heard some very interesting names from both sides of the aisle. I will post those names once I know more as long as I get the okay from those individuals. Until then, thanks for being my State Rep. Trey Paradee! It’s been an adventure!