Candidates look to fill four open seats in Delaware State House



Four open seats in the Delaware House are up for grabs in next week’s election.

New legislators will head to Dover after the November elections because incumbent state representatives lost their seats during the primary, while two others decided not to run for re-election.

In District 34, which represents the Camden-Wyoming area, Ted Yacucci, a Democrat and Lyndon Yearick, a Republican, are vying for the seat held by Donald Blakey.

Blakey, who held the seat since 2006, was the only African American Republican in the House. He lost the republican nomination to Yearick in the September primary.

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The big race in Dover is between Democrat, Sean Lynn and Republican, Sam Chick. Lynn easily won the democrat primary with 61 percent of the votes.

Whoever wins the District 31 seat will replace Rep. Darryl Scott, a Democrat, who decided not to run for a third term in office.

In New Castle County, Sean Matthews and Judy Travis are battling it out for the 10th District seat held by three-term Democrat, Dennis Williams.

Williams, who represented the Brandywine Hundred area, lost the democratic nomination to Matthews in the primary.

Also open in New Castle County is a seat held by Rep. Rebecca Walker, a Democrat, who decided not to run for a third term in office.

Neither Jason Hortiz, a Democrat nor Kevin Hensley, a Republican had an opponent in the primary.

Voters will decide who will fill those seats on Nov. 4.

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