Candidates Forum for State Senate District 21

Candidates Forum for State Senate District 21

Public Statement
Date of Release or Mention: 
Monday, August 20, 2018


Date: August 20, 2018

Sender: Jane Lord

Contact: 302-827-2299 or


Title: Candidates Forum for State Senate District 21


Candidates for State Senator District 21 Bryant Richardson and Robert (Bob) Wheatley will square off at a public forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County on Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the Laurel Library.

Aside from brief opening and closing statements by the candidates, the entire program will center on written questions from the audience. The audience can pick up note cards and pencils for posing questions at the entry door or from monitors in the aisles throughout the program.

Senatorial District 21 runs from Seaford to Delmar, with Laurel as a midpoint. Incumbent Bryant Richardson (Republican) resides in Seaford, and challenger Robert Wheatley (Democrat) hails from Laurel. Both candidates have been asked to post background information and their answers to questions on key issues on, the League of Women Voters’ online voters’ guide. After the September 6 primary election, voters can go to the website and compare the candidates’ views on the state economy and budget challenges, water quality, gun violence, manufactured housing policy, the Delaware voting system, and legalization of non-medical marijuana.

Information on candidates for other state and Sussex County offices can also be found on the VOTE411 website.  The VOTE411 system covers all the 2018 state-wide and county-level races in the September 6 Primary and November 6 General elections. Voters can compare candidates for state and local offices side-by-side and print a customized ballot, as well as register to vote, apply for absentee ballots, or learn about voting rules and procedures in our state.

The Delaware Senate is composed of 21 members, each of whom is elected for a four-year term. State Senators introduce and vote on proposed legislation, approve the annual budget for the state, and serve on assigned committees. The deadline to register to vote in the November 6 election is October 13.

For more information on voting in Delaware go to VOTE,, or


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