On Tuesday, September 13, local Republican voters will be deciding which candidate they want to represent the 33rd State House of Representative seat in the upcoming general election. The 33rd District represents Kent County including parts of Frederica, Houston, Magnolia and Milford. The three Republican candidates are Morgan Hudson, Charles Postles and Robert Scott.
Robert Scott was raised in Woodside and Magnolia and attended Caesar Rodney and graduated from James H Grove High School. As a young man, he volunteered for the fire service and is a Life Member of the Houston Volunteer Fire Company with 23 years of service. During his volunteer service, Scott has been elected by fellow fireman to every position of leadership including President, Vice President and Secretary. He served as Chief for four years. Scott is the past President and a Director of both the Kent County Chiefs and the Fireman’s Associations. Presently, he works shifts for the Felton Community Fire Department as a fireman and EMT. Scott began his working career in sales for Townsend Brother Chevrolet and was promoted to sales manager. He presently owns and operates his own small business MLH Treasures. For the past 22 years his wife Chris ad he have lived outside Houston between Milford and Harrington, raising four children and three grand children.
1. Why are you running for the Delaware House of Representatives?
I am running for the Delaware General Assembly to continue the work of my friend the Late Representative Jack Peterman who asked me to run after his retirement and provide the same community service I have provided throughout my life. I believe we need real people with real experiences who can relate to the citizens of the 33rd Representative District and Delaware in general.
2. What personal or professional background will assist you in performing the duties of State House of Representatives?
As a father, small businessman, and a past fire chief/president I know the struggles and worries of family and business- balancing the books both at home and at the office- making the hard decisions of what we WANT and what we NEED verses what we would like to HAVE. As a firefighter/EMT I know the value of helping people, strangers at times during their most vulnerable state while performing my work and family duties.
3. What statewide challenges do you believe are most significant and how will you assist in finding a solution ?
Jobs, Crime/Public Safety and the overgrown government creating solutions to problems that do not exist. We must build a consensus of how to protect our neighbors and create safe communities. We must limit what government wants and properly fund and support what we must provide to our citizens.
By supporting classroom education with qualified teachers with full funding will provide greater opportunities for our youth and by bringing jobs back to the 33rd for them post graduation will help curb the crime and addictions that shadow our neighborhoods.
4. What local challenges do you believe are most significant and how will you assist in finding a solution ?
Continue to build upon the relationships already established with the local leaders thru the service I already provide to the community thru the Fire Service over the past 20 years and to be the voice in Dover for the constituents throughout the 33 Representative District.
5. Give an example of something you would like to change in the next year if you are elected to the Delaware House of Representative.
Our General Assembly has prioritized the agenda under the leadership of the Majority Party and has most recently focused on the social issues due to the fact they have no real solutions to the economic and safety concerns in Delaware. I have often said, “the Democrat leadership has tried nothing to solve these important issues, and now they have run out of ideas.” I will continue to question ‘Why’ as Rep. Peterman always did.
6. Why should voters choose you over your opponent on Tuesday, September 13 ?
I will build a relationship with my colleagues to provide responsive constituent services, oppose any new tax increases, work to reduce overbearing regulations on farmers and job creators, work to create well paying jobs in the 33rd and reign in Delaware’s wasteful spending.
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