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voteOn Tuesday, November 8 Delaware voters will go to the polls to determine the winners of the 2016 General Election races. In addition to voting for President and Vice President of the United States and statewide positions including Governor, voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballot for local candidates that represent their local areas.

Local 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. Democrat Karen Williams and Republican Charles Postles are on November’s ballot. Karen Williams is a lifelong resident of Kent County and a graduate of Lake Forest High School. Williams began her teaching career and then earned a Master of Arts degree in History from Washington College and has taught social studies for the past 30 years. In 2010, Williams accepted the title Lake Forest School District Teacher of the Year. She has been awarded the Earl Reum Region II Award, the Benjamin F. Burton Humanitarian Award, The University of Delaware Excellence in Education Award, and the Delaware Association of Student Councils Advisor of the Year award. A full interview with Karen Williams can be found at https://new.delawarelive.com/ML/2016/11/01/williams-running-for-33rd-rep-seat/

Charles Postles was born and raised in Milford. He has been married to his wife Janet for 44 years. Owners of The Tailor Shop in Milford for years, the Postles have been crop and poultry farmers for 40 years. Charlie was Chairman of the 33rd Republican District (2011-2014), President of the Milford Board of Education (1997-1998) and member of the Milford Board of Education (1994-2003). He is a member of Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, an ordained elder of the Heritage Presbytery and member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church. A full interview with Charles Postles can be found at https://new.delawarelive.com/ML/2016/11/01/postles-running-for-33rd-state-rep-seat-2/

Local voters will be deciding which candidate they want to represent the 35th State House of Representative seat in the upcoming general election. The 35th District represents Sussex County including parts of Milford, Greenwood, Bridgeville and Georgetown. Democrat Gary Wolfe is challenging incumbent Representative David Wilson. A 1981 graduate of Milford High School, Wolfe currently residing on Abbotts Pond Rd with his wife of 31 years, Jackie. From 2002 to 2012, he served 10 years on the Milford school Board, also serving 5 years on the Board of Directors of the Delaware School Board Association. Community involvement also includes 16 years as a member of the Carlisle Fire Company, 13 years as a Boy Scout Leader and currently a member of the Harrington Loyal Order of Moose. Wolfe is an Operations Manager at a Propane/Welding materials supplier in Salisbury, MD. Prior to that he worked as an Operations Manager for an Environmental consultant, and 25 years with Merck Animal Health in Millsboro, DE. A full interview with Gary Wolfe can be found at https://new.delawarelive.com/ML/2016/11/01/wolfe-running-for-35th-state-rep-seat/

Dave Wilson is a native of Sussex County. He attended Milford High School and became an auctioneer in 1966. With his wife, Wilson opened the auction facility Wilson’s Auction Sales, Inc. in Lincoln in 1975. He has previously served as the Sussex County Register of Chancery and the Sussex County Register of Wills. Wilson has served the constituents of the 35th District as a State Representative since 2008. He has been married to his wife Carolyn for 46years. A full interview with Dave Wilson can be found at https://new.delawarelive.com/ML/2016/11/01/wilson-running-for-35th-state-rep-seat-2/

Local voters will be deciding which candidate they want to represent their County district in the upcoming general election. The 3rd District of the Sussex County Council represents northeastern Sussex County including parts of Ellendale, Milford, Milton, Lewes and Slaughter Beach. Democrat Leslie Ledogar and Republican I.G. Burton III are on November’s ballot. Leslie Ledogar has fifteen years of experience as an Environmental Attorney, and she is a certified mediator. Her lifelong interest in the environment led to a graduate degree in forestry and eight years as a forestry consultant based in the Deep South. Leslie graduated cum laude from Temple Law School in Philadelphia, worked in private practice, and later joined the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, retiring from its Site Cleanup Program. A Sussex County homeowner for three years full time and a weekender for fifteen years, Leslie lives outside of Lewes near Love Creek. She is involved in local volunteer activities including land-use planning, environmental education, Democratic politics, and assistance for seniors. A full interview with Leslie Ledogar can be found at https://new.delawarelive.com/ML/2016/10/30/ledogar-running-for-county-council/

I.G. Burton III, 55 years of age, graduated from Milford High School and received a Bachelor of Science from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He served as Vice President in his family business, I.G. Burton car dealerships, for 30 years. Currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Bayhealth Medical Center, Burton also serves as a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission for Sussex County and Committee on Transportation and is a trustee of the University of Delaware. He lives in Lewes with his wife Jullie. A full interview with I.G. Burton III can be found at https://new.delawarelive.com/ML/2016/10/30/burton-running-for-county-council-2/

Polls are open in Delaware from 7 am until 8pm on Tuesday, November 8. Voters can find their polling place location online at https://ivote.de.gov. To see what the local ballot will look like, voters can visit https://ivote.de.gov/voterlogin.aspx.

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