State Rep. Outten Receives Send-off


As he prepares to end his legislative tenure in November, State Rep. Bobby Outten, R-Harrington, was recently honored by the House of Representatives.

First elected in 2004, Bobby Outten replaced the late State Rep. George Robert “Bobby” Quillen, who served the 30th District for nearly three decades.

As a legislator, Bobby Outten has been a strong voice for Harrington and the rest of his southwest Kent County district, as well as a leading advocate for Delaware farm families that occupy much of the area.

Bobby Outten started giving back to his community at an early age, joining the Harrington Fire Company as a teenager. He has served more than 50 years with the organization.

During a brief ceremony in the House of Representatives, Rep. Outten was presented with an inscribed silver platter as a token of his tenure and was praised by his colleagues.


State House Minority Whip Deborah Hudson (left) and State House Minority Leader Danny Short Speaker (right) present State Rep. Bobby Outten with an inscribed silver platter as a token of his service.


Celebrating his 70th birthday in October, Rep. Outten said he decided not to seek re-election so that he could spend more time with his family. “It has been a privilege representing my constituents, but now I think it is time to enjoy retirement,” he said.

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