On Tuesday, November 4 Delaware voters will go to the polls to determine the winners of the 2014 Delaware General Election races. In the Milford area, Pat Emory and Senator Gary Simpson are running to represent the area as State Senator in the 18th District while Kevin Robbins and Representative Jack Peterman are running to represent the area as State House of Representative in the 33rd District. Polls are open from 7 am until 8pm on Tuesday, November 4. Voters can find their polling place location online at https://ivote.de.gov. To see more information on all four candidates including a Q and A session with each visit https://new.delawarelive.com/ML/category/government-politics/.
Candidate for 18th Senate District, Republican Party
Occupation: Delaware Senate Minority Leader, Representing 18th District, former Southern Delaware Director of Department of the University of Delaware
Family: Wife Debbie, Three married daughters, six grandchildren ages 6 months to 8 years.
Education: B.S. and M.S. Degrees from the University of Delaware
Former General Manager of the Delaware State Fair and the Southern Delaware Director of Alumni & University Relations for the University of Delaware.
Q&A – https://milfordlive.com/2014/10/28/simpson-running-for-state-senate/.
Candidate for 18th Senate District, Democratic Party
Occupation: Director of the Office of Community Services for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control,former Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife
Family: Judy (spouse) Hunter (son 27) and Janna (daughter 24)
Education: Graduated Milford High School, BS from Salisbury University in Salisbury MD
Currently a member of the Milford School District Board of Education, former Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife and past President of the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
Q&A – https://milfordlive.com/2014/10/28/emory-running-for-state-senate-2/.
Candidate for 33rd House of Representatives District, Democratic Party
Occupation: Farmer, Milk Hauler
Family: Wife Kim Zeitler Robbins, son Joseph Thomas Robbins and daughter Mary Elizabeth
Education: Lake Forest High School, Degree in Agriculture from Delaware Tech
Experience: 33rd District Candidate 2012, 33rd Democratic Chair, 2012-14.
Q&A – https://milfordlive.com/2014/10/28/robbins-runs-for-33rd-rep-district/.
Candidate for 33rd House of Representatives District, Republican Party
Occupation: Retired farmer, full-time legislator
Family: Widowed (formerly married to late wife, Sandy, for 46 years), children Barry Peterman and Scott Peterman
Education: Graduated Milford High School
Experience: State House of Representative for 33rd District since 2010, Former Kent County Levy Court Commissioner and President.
Q&A – https://milfordlive.com/2014/10/28/peterman-runs-for-33rd-rep-district/.