Where is Pete Schwartzkopf now on the death penalty?

Where is Pete Schwartzkopf now on the death penalty?

On Aug. 2, the Delaware Supreme Court issued an opinion that the state’s death penalty statute violates the U.S. Constitution because it allows individual judges, not juries, to have the final say on whether the death penalty should be imposed. This effectively halted all future executions and death penalty prosecutions.

This was a welcome decision for the thousands of Delawareans who have been working to repeal the statute. It was the right decision. There is no need for state-sanctioned homicide in the name of the people …

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Why I’m running!

Why I’m running!

If you what to know why I’m running, check this out.

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We need a balanced approach to the state budget

We need a balanced approach to the state budget

I don’t often agree with Rep. Ruth Briggs King, but referring to the budget passed last month by the General Assembly, she said: “We’ve been kicking the can down the road; we’ve been passing the buck.” She’s right. For the past several years, the GA has failed to do the necessary work of reforming and restructuring the Delaware State Budget.

I happen to know a little bit about budgeting. I have nearly 30 years experience in budget and finance at the federal level. I served as …

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Let’s build a new “Delaware Way”

Let’s build a new “Delaware Way”

The News Journal recently published an article on the governor’s race that described Congressman John Carney’s uncontested quest for the Democratic nomination as “a return to the establishment controlled brand of politics long considered ‘The Delaware Way.”

No Democrat is challenging Carney, and that is “precisely the way party elders want it.”

The article quotes Joe Conaway, former Sussex County Administrator, as saying “I know some people use the term ‘Delaware Way’ in a derogatory way, but I think it’s a good thing.” Joseph Pika, a former …

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Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf gets primary challenge

Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf gets primary challenge

Don Peterson, a progressive Democrat from Rehoboth Beach, filed papers Wednesday to dislodge perhaps the most powerful Democrat in the Delaware House, Pete Schwartzkopf, from his elected perch.

Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, has not faced a Democratic primary opponent since being elected in 2002. He was picked to hold the powerful caucus role of House speaker by his colleagues in 2012. But Peterson, 63, a civil-service retiree, said the 14th District is now a different kind of community — namely, more liberal — than it was when Schwartzkopf, …

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