John Sigler is the chairman of the Delaware Republican Party. Representative Greg Lavelle is the co-chairman of the state party. If you wish to know more about the Delaware GOP visit www.delawaregop.com. If you wish to become a volunteer working for Republican Party candidate campaigns contact Chairman@delawaregop.com. The State Committee office is located on Lancaster Pike in Wilmington.
At the top of the Delaware Republican Party’s home page you will find a copy of the flickering national Debt Watch Clock just like the one they display in Washington, D.C. The digital watch scrolls through numbers so quickly it is hard to give a number that stays valid for very long.
The Republican Party in Delaware is campaigning on the slogan of “Win Back Delaware” in 2012. Both houses in the Delaware General Assembly have super majorities of members from the Democratic Party. Democratic Party member U.S. Senator Tom Carper is up for re-election this year as are Governor Jack Markell and Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn. The latter three names have all historically been big supporters of President Barak Obama.
Before we get to the September Delaware Primary for state offices, everyone should keep in mind the looming date of April 24th which is when the Delaware Presidential Republican Primary will take place. The last date to register to vote in this primary is March 30th. It is a closed primary which means that if you are not a registered Republican you cannot vote in the Delaware Presidential Primary; the April primary is a winner-take-all primary which means that whomever wins the primary will have control of all 17 delegates on the Republican Convention floor this summer in Tampa, Florida.
The deadline for changing your party affiliation is the last Friday in May. The last day to file as a candidate for the September Delaware Primary election is July 10, 2012.
Delaware’s Primary is scheduled for the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September. Regular primary elections choose candidates when two or more people from the same party decide to run for the same office. The official political parties in Delaware are the Republican and the Democratic Parties.
Another hot race that is developing around the Wilmington, DE area is the mayoral race. According to FBI statistics Wilmington has the third highest crime rate of any city in the country.
This article has not provided information about how to volunteer and participate as part of the Democratic Party. We are just trying to get through April first. If you wish to keep an eye specifically on what the Delaware General Assembly is doing this year visit www.legis.delaware.gov