August Message from the Chair

Posted on 08-16-2022

Greetings fellow Republicans,

Sorry for the delay in getting this out.  Things have been extremely busy working with candidates and finalizing plans for our Delaware Freedom Festival on October 7th and 8th.  I hope to see all of you at the Rusty Rudder on the evening of October 7th for our banquet featuring Stephen Moore, President Trump’s Senior Economic Advisor and at the Festival on October 8th at Hudson Fields.  We have an outstanding lineup of fun family events for the children as well as speakers for us political junkies.  The children will enjoy the petting zoo and pony rides as well as police K-9 demonstrations.  There will be a photo booth with lots of “props” to dress up for fun or funny pictures.

The speaker lineup includes nationally known and local pundits.  Stephen Moore will make an encore appearance.  He will be joined by Lt Col Oliver North, Doug Collins, former GA Congressman, and John Mac Isaac, the computer repair shop owner who had Hunter Biden’s laptop.  Jeff Hague of DSSA, Nandi Randolph of DFPC, Abraxas Hudson of the Delaware Medical Freedom Alliance, and Larry Mayo of the Institute on the Constitution are some of the local speakers.  In addition, a number of our candidates will take the stage. 

This is an event not to be missed.  For more details and to purchase tickets see:  https://sussexgop.org/2022-delaware-freedom-festival/

We are only 15 days away from early Primary voting in Delaware.  We are also only 28 days away from in-person Primary voting.  There are a number of primaries in which you can vote.  I have listed them in alphabetical order.

Representative District 4:

(New District)                                                    

  • Jeff Hilovsky
  • Bradley Layfield             

Representative District 36:

  • Bryan Shupe (incumbent)
  • Patrick Smith

Countywide:     Register of Wills:

  • Greg Fuller
  • Ellen Magee (incumbent)
  • Candace Green Wilkenson

Recorder of Deeds

  • Alexandra Reed Baker
  • Scott Dailey (incumbent)

County Council District 5

  • Keller Hopkins
  • John Rieley (incumbent)

It is important that we review the candidates and their qualifications.  Some of the questions I ask myself when making these decisions are: 

  • What is the candidate’s experience?
  • Is the candidate’s experience either in the same field or similar to the office they seek? 
  • What type of person are they? 
  • If they are to run a department, have they ever managed personnel before?
  • Will they have the best interest of the citizens as their priority or their donors? 

Within the past week or two you should have received a new voter polling place card.  Please examine it carefully.  Look at each field to be sure each is accurate.  With the redistricting, your poll location may have changed.  Review the political party listed.  I have had a couple of people who say they are Republicans who had Democrat listed as their party.  When investigating this with the Department of Elections, we found that the voter was correct, and the Department of Elections had made an error.  They were quick to correct it but better to have it corrected now rather than on Election Day.

Remember, Republicans who don’t vote elect Democrats.  Let’s ride the RED WAVE together.

Marilyn Booker, Chair

Sussex County Republican Committee