July 4, 2022
Greetings, Fellow Republicans and Happy Independence Day!
Please take a moment and remember how privileged and blessed we are to live in this great nation. But along with these privileges and blessings, comes the responsibility of actively working to preserve our God-given freedoms and rights for all. The brilliance of our Founding Fathers in designing this democratic republic and authoring our Constitution cannot be overstated.
With the State Convention behind us, it’s time to get down to business and make things happen!
The Statewide candidates who received the Party endorsement are:
Lee Murphy for U.S. Congress
Julianne Murray for Delaware Attorney General
Greg Coverdale for Delaware Treasurer
Janice Lorrah for Delaware Auditor of Accounts
Our current Region Rules require that we remain neutral on any local races in which there is a Republican Primary. The final day for filing is July 12th at noon. As of today, this is the landscape for local candidates. Those in BLUE are in primaries. Those in RED have Democrat Opponents. Those in PURPLE have a primary as well as Democrat opponents.
Senate candidates in Sussex County.
Senate District 6 – Steve Smyk
Senate District 18 – Dave Wilson
Senate District 19 – Brian Pettyjohn
Senate District 20 – Gerald Hocker
Senate District 21 – Bryant Richardson
House candidates in Sussex County
Representative District 4 – Jeff Hilovsky
Representative District 4 – Bradley Layfield
Representative District 14 – Carl Phelps
Representative District 20 – Dallas Wingate
Representative District 35 – Jesse Vanderwende
Representative District 36 – Bryan Shupe (I)
Representative District 36 – Patrick Smith
Representative District 37 – Ruth Briggs King
Representative District 38 – Ron Gray
Representative District 39 – Danny Short
Representative District 40 – Tim Dukes
Representative District 41 – Rich Collins
Row Offices in Sussex County
Register of Wills – Ellen Magee (I)
Register of Wills – Greg Fuller
Register of Wills – Candace Wilkinson
Recorder of Deeds – Scott Dailey (I)
Recorder of Deeds – Alexandra Baker
Sheriff – Robert Lee
We would like to schedule 2 canvassing events for our candidates in SD 6, RD 14, and RD 20. After the voters decide who our nominees will be for the general election, we will begin our work for those candidates. If you are able to assist on July 23 and/or July 30 please reply to this email. We will meet at 10 AM to door-knock and drop literature. We will be canvassing for about 3-4 hours. The meeting place is TBD. This call to action is not just for those of you who live in those districts. We need everyone to help us focus on these areas. PLEASE be willing to help. It’s time to step up!
DELAWARE FREEDOM FESTIVAL
Finally, please go to www.SUSSEXGOP.ORG and review the volunteer requests for the Freedom Festival we are hosting on October 7th and 8th. This is our major fundraiser for the year. We will kick-off the weekend with a banquet at the Rusty Rudder on the evening of October 7th. Stephen Moore, Senior Economic Advisor to President Trump is our keynote speaker.
For the Festival on Saturday, we have an outstanding line-up of nationally known speakers including Colonel Oliver North, Stephen Moore, and Doug Collins, previous Georgia Congressman. In addition, we will be hosting local speakers to include Abraxas Hudson of the Medical Freedom Alliance, Jeff Hague, President of the Delaware State Sportsman’s Association, Nicole Theis, President of the Delaware Family Policy Council, and Larry Mayo of the Institute on the Constitution. Attendees will also hear from our statewide and local candidates. This is a family-friendly event to include local vendors, book signings, food trucks, great music, car convoys and first responder events to include a K-9 demonstration.
You can volunteer and purchase tickets to the scheduled events on our website:
Please remember, “If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, you are doomed to be ruled by fools!” Plato
IT’S TIME TO GET BUSY!!!!
God bless you all and God bless Delaware and the United States of America!
Marilyn Booker, Chair
Sussex County Republican Committee