On Tuesday, September 13, local Republican 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. The two Republican candidates are Robert Mitchell and David Wilson.
Dave Wilson is native of Sussex County. He attended Milford High School and became an auctioneer in 1966. With his wife, Wilson opened our 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.
1. Why are you running for the Delaware House of Representatives?
The answer is simple: I am running for re-election to the House of Representatives to continue my unmatched record of constituent service, while moving Delaware forward as a wonderful place to live.
2. What personal or professional background will assist you in performing the duties of State House of Representatives?
I have served in the House of Representatives, proudly on behalf of the residents of the 35th District. I have also served as the Sussex County Register of Wills and Register in Chancery. All three positions are constituent – service positions, designed to help the citizens of Delaware navigate their government and get their issues resolved.
3. What statewide challenges do you believe are most significant and how will you assist in finding a solution ?
We continue to grow government at a frantic pace. We pass legislation just because we can. We spend and spend without regard to the future. Our priorities are all wrong. My plan is simple: reduce the size of government, stop the passing of unnecessary legislation, work to contain spending and support private enterprise.
4. What local challenges do you believe are most significant and how will you assist in finding a solution ?
My record speaks for itself. I work every day with federal, state, county and local officials on behalf of our citizens. If you have a problem, you can rest assured Dave Wilson will be working on resolving it.
5. How will you work with local officials to meet the needs of residents within the district you represent ?
One of the things I take pride in is the openness of our government. We, as a caucus, hold the Governor and the other party, accountable for their actions. This means asking the hard questions on spending bills, working on better priorities for spending, and reducing the size of government. We must do more – we have to get government out of our lives.
6. Give an example of something you would like to change in the next year if you are elected to the Delaware House of Representative.
One-party control is never good – regardless of the party in control. Delaware has existed with the Governor, Senate and House all run by one party – and as a result, the critical questions often go unanswered. If blessed to represent the 35th District, one of my top priorities is to shine the light of day on the political process. We must also do all we can to reduce the size of government, replacing it as the prime employer in Delaware, with private sector jobs.
7. Why should voters choose you over your opponent on Tuesday, September 13 ?
If you find something that works – and works well – why change? Look to my record and you will see tireless efforts on behalf of the folks of the district. I have a proven track record of serving the people – regardless of party affiliation or not. Ask anyone who has come to me with an issue – they will tell you how hard I work for them to resolve their concerns. My opponent’s experience is in the banking world; mine is in the business and people world. People to me aren’t numbers or accounts; they are people in need who have to be helped. I don’t keep a ledger of helping people; I just help. If the voters select me on September 13, they will have a proven, successful, dedicated and caring leader.