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Slaughter Beach mayor asks Dems to rethink moving town to new Senate district

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Slaughter Beach’s mayor said she’s fearful the town will lose progress it’s made on climate and infrastructure issues if it’s moved into a district that’s mostly Kent County.   If Senate Democrats have their way, the town of Slaughter Beach could become part of the 16th Senate District — and the mayor is not happy about it.  Democratic leaders in …

Senate redistricting maps show few impactful changes

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    Democratic leaders in the State Senate have published draft maps of Delaware’s 21 Senate districts and announced a date for the legislature to consider a final redistricting bill.  The Senate will convene in a special session on Nov. 1 to finalize the maps that will define Delaware’s House and Senate districts for the next decade.  That’s just six …

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Sen. Ernie Lopez will not seek re-election in 2022

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Sen. Ernie Lopez   Republican State Senator Ernie López will not be seeking re-election in 2022, according to a press release issued by the Senate Republican Caucus Friday afternoon.  He didn’t cite a reason why. López’s district includes Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Harbeson. “It is with a great deal of thanks and humility to the people of …