I’ve known Trey for years. He helped my family out with some education issues before I began blogging in 2014. I have continued to go to him about issues that affected the 29th district. While most of those have been education issues, I see how he has drafted legislation that will help all Delawareans. I was definitely impressed with the cemetery bill he wrote. This helped clean up some of the cemeteries in the Dover area that were offending loved ones of the deceased. I don’t agree with every single vote he casts, but for the most part I feel he has done a good job when he held the District 29 State Representative seat. He doesn’t play dirty campaign tricks and he is always personable when I see him.
His opponent, Justin King, has been littering my mailbox with very twisted and slanted campaign attacks against Paradee. I got three of them today. They take up too much room in my trashcan. I don’t always vote with the party but more the person. King’s unjustified attacks against Paradee turned me off in a big way. Trey was going to get my vote anyway, but King decided to use his campaign funds to attack his opponent more than say what he will do. King doesn’t have what it takes in the General Assembly. He claims he will do what he wants when he wants. I’ve met folks like that. They either don’t get elected or don’t get anything done cause they can’t work with anyone. I don’t mind rogue legislators but this guy seems too angry for my tastes.
King claims Paradee (singlehandedly) raised taxes on everyone. He forgets how many of his fellow Republicans passed those budgets as well. He forgets that hard choices were made by everyone in the 2017 budget crisis. He forgets how his fellow Republicans in the House staged a walkout in late June that made themselves look weak. For someone who claims Paradee didn’t show up for Delaware taxpayers, where was King when he failed to show up at forums?
I’ve endorsed Trey in every race since 2014. The Senate will be a better place with him there.