As an introduction to the Election 2010 season, let’s start with the battle for the Delaware seat in the House of Representatives. This seat is being vacated by Mike Castle as he has decided to run for Senate this year. There has already been much action in this race, but in an effort to keep this current (and brief), the past shall not be discussed.
In the Blue corner (meaning Democrats) we have the endorsed candidate John Carney, who, according to his website, has had a “career in public service that has lasted more than 20 years” serving as Lt. Governor, Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Tom Carper, and staffer to Senator Joe Biden. His opponent is Scott Spencer, a life-long Democrat and active volunteer for many campaigns, as well as an intern for Senator Joe Biden. Scott Spencer is also the creative genius behind Organic Campaign Financing.
In the Red corner (Republicans) there are three announced candidates. Michele Rollins has the Republican nomination. Michele’s resume includes working for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Energy Office, the U.S. Department of Interior, and also was part of the force behind Rose Hall Resort in Jamaica. She also recently retired from the Wilmington Trust Board. Glen Urquhart has also thrown his proverbial hat in the ring, technically being the first to pay his filing fee last month. Glen was named head of the National Capital Planning Commission by Ronald Reagan in 1982 and is the president of Urquhart & Company. He was a member of the Inter-Agency Executive Committee for the Redesign of the White House, a member of the State Department missions to the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and Thailand, a board member of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, a Federal City Council trustee, a board member of the American Defense Foundation, and more (which is readable here). Last on the list for Republicans is Rose Izzo. Rose has degrees in psychology and communications. She is a wife, a mother, and a homemaker with a job who is “not a career politician“.
Finally, we come to the third party candidates! First on the list is Brent Wangen, the Delaware Libertarian Party candidate. He is a 13 year veteran of the U.S. Air force and is currently a project manager for Computer Science Corporation. Brent was a volunteer fire fighter and is the Sussex County coordinator for ABATE. Brent is a husband, a father, and has a firm belief that the United States Constitution needs to be upheld and adhered to. You can read his blog here. The Constitution Party candidate is Earl Lofland. Earl is the Kent County District Chairman for the Constitution Party of Delaware, a veteran, member of the Patriot Guard Riders and a member Sons of Liberty Riders. His law and other studies and include Military History, Veteran Rights, Taxation, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, States Constitutions, Marine Sciences, and Conservation. Doug Campbell is another member of the Constitution Party running for Congress. Doug is the owner/operator of Campbell Works LLC. He is a Constitutional Conservative and an Oath keeper. He is a husband, a father, and actively studies the Constitution and economics. Last, but not least, we have Mike Tedesco. Mike is running unaffiliated for both the House and the Senate. Mike’s website, although it has no photograph of him, does have some of his background information. He is a regular citizen who works for a living as a RN. He has spent 20 years working in health care and is currently a surgical nurse, working closely with surgeons to save lives of citizens in Delaware. He is a husband and father who believes the people have had enough of traditional politics.
I am also now the Delaware Elections 2010 Examiner, you may check out the site here.