On Election Day, Tuesday November 6, 2012 the Milford area returned two legislators to office as incumbent Republican Jack Peterman defeated Democrat Kevin Robbins in the race for the 33rd District Representative seat and incumbent Republican Sam Wilson defeated Democrat Gary Wolfe in the Sussex County District #2 seat.
Jack Peterman defeated his opponent by a margin of 53.4% to 46.6% (4825 to 4207 total votes). Mr. Peterman will continue his second term as 33rd District State Representative, after defeating Robert Walls in 2010. Jack has served his community before as Kent County Levy Court Commissioner for the 4th District and devoted his time as past president of the Frederica Lions Club and Past Chairman of Kent County Ag Land Preservation Foundation.
“I want to thank everyone for supporting me and putting their trust into me,” commented Representative Peterman. “I will do everything I can to serve the people I represent in the 33rd District.”
According to Peterman, In the upcoming legislative session he wants to focus on creating a healthy economy, lowering electric rates and abolishing the death tax without raising taxes. Representative Peterman is currently a member of the Agriculture, Natural Resources, Economic Development, Housing and Community Affairs, Revenue and Finance and Veteran’s Affairs Committees.
Incumbent Sam Wilson defeated Democratic candidate Gary Wolfe for the Sussex County District #2 seat by a margin of 58.1% to 39.4% (7821 to 5299 total votes). In the Republican primary held in September for the seat Sam Wilson defeated challenger John Christensen 1676 votes (74.2%) to 583 (25.8%) votes. As a lifelong resident of District #2 in Sussex County, Sam Wilson prides himself on “helping keep Sussex County taxes low through hard economic times” and wants to continue “creating an environment so that businesses can create more jobs.”
“I am glad it is over and extremely grateful and thankful to have the opportunity to serve again,” commented, Councilman Wilson. “I now have the obligation to do a good job as they have put their confidence in me.”
Both men will take office in January 2013. Peterman will become part of the 147th General Assembly and serve the state of Delaware for 2 more years. Sam Wilson will return to serve Sussex County Council for the next 4 years.
A complete look at Delaware’s 2012 General Election, including federal, state and local races, can be found from the Delaware Commissioner of Elections Office at http://elections.delaware.gov/results/html/election.shtml.