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Democrat Bud Freel wins 4th RD special election

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Democrat Charles “Bud” Freel has won the special election to serve the remainder of former-Rep. Gerald Brady’s term in the Delaware House of Representatives. Unofficial results from the Department of Elections show Freel having earned 2,210 votes compared to Republican Ted Kittila’s 1,015.  Freel served as an at-large Wilmington City Councilman for 16 years before representing the city’s 8th District …

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Republicans tap attorney Ted Kittila to run for Gerald Brady’s seat

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The Republican Party of Delaware has selected Wilmington attorney Ted Kittila to serve as their nominee in the upcoming special election to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Gerald Brady. In 2014, Kittila received the nomination of the Delaware GOP to be the Republican candidate for attorney general, ultimately finishing second in the five-way race to Democrat Matt Denn.  The …

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Special election to fill Brady’s House seat set for March 5

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A special election to fill the vacancy left by embattled former Rep. Gerald Brady has been scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022.  The Wilmington Democrat from the 4th District tendered his resignation Wednesday triggering a state law that requires a special election to be set by the Speaker of the House. Whoever wins the special election won’t hold the seat …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 30, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Wilmington residents sign petition in support of police chief Gov’s budget proposal nears $5 billion; includes raises for all state employees Purzycki says city will put $50 million into residential redevelopment Police officers, New Castle County settle sexual harassment suit Bayhealth employees face Feb. 28 vaccine deadline Culture Hunting opportunities still available as season …

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Rep. Gerald Brady arrested, charged with two counts of shoplifting

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Gerald Brady/Newark Police Department State Representative Gerald Brady has been charged with two counts of shoplifting after allegedly stealing merchandise from a Newark Acme on two occasions. The announcement from the Newark Police Department comes less than a week after Brady announced he would resign from office, citing post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his military service.  On …

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Wilmington Rep. Gerald Brady announces resignation

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Gerald Brady Democratic State Representative Gerald Brady, a Democrat, will resign from office in early February. He said in a press release that he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his service in the Delaware Army National Guard and must take time to “address these issues directly.” “I do so with deep regret and sadness, but …

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Del. minimum wage to increase Jan. 1 and not everyone is happy about it

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Delaware’s minimum wage will increase to $10.50 per hour Saturday. (Getty Images/Darren415) With Delaware’s minimum wage set to increase from $9.25 per hour to $10.50 per hour beginning Jan. 1, some are still sounding the alarm bell for the impacts such a move will have on small businesses — and consumers, too.  The adjustment is the first of four gradual …

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Proposed House redistricting offers more changes than Senate

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Sussex County House districts will change a lot if proposed plan goes forward.   House Democratic leadership has released their proposed redistricting maps and Sussex County will pick up a seat — that of embattled Representative Gerald Brady, a Democrat from Wilmington. The House of Representatives will convene in a special session on Nov. 1 to finalize the maps that …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – September 19, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/DelawareLive-Sept-19-1.pdf” title=”DelawareLive-Sept 19″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Darius Brown follows other legislators into job partly funded by state Hagley damage may hit $2 million, and …

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State Democrat leaders condemn Brady for racist speech

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

House Democratic leaders condemned one of their own Tuesday after an email was uncovered in which he joked about human sex trafficking and referred to women of Asian descent as “chink broads.” Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Trolley Square, sent the message from his state email June 27 in response to a plea from an out-of-state advocate asking Brady to consider decriminalizing …