Voters in the Georgetown area of southern Delaware will head to the polls in another special election next month, this time to pick a new state representative.
Voters in the Georgetown area of southern Delaware will head to the polls in another special election next month, this time to pick a new state representative. That election was made necessary by State Representative Joe Booth winning a special election earlier this month. Booth was elected to replace the late state Senator Thurman Adams, who died just before the end of the legislative session in June. State House Speaker Robert Gilligan says he picked September 12, a Saturday, so that it would be as convenient as possible for voters.
As for the candidates, Republicans have selected Ruth Briggs King. King is the executive vice president of the Sussex County Association of Realtors. She previously worked as the executive director of the First State Manufactured Housing Association.
The Democratic party has selected Robert Robinson as their candidate. Robinson currently works as a public defender. He’s also chair of the Georgetown Planning Commission. He also has a family history in politics. His mother, Battle Robinson, lost a close race for Lieutenant Governor in 1984. She went on to become a Family Court judge.