State Senator Colin Bonini: ‘Delaware is in trouble’

     Colin Bonini talks to Kent County Republicans in Dover. (Mark Eichmann/WHYY)

    Colin Bonini talks to Kent County Republicans in Dover. (Mark Eichmann/WHYY)

    U. S. Congressman and former Lieutenant Governor  John Carney is running unopposed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.  In the primary election on September 13, two Republicans will vie to take him on, including long-time State Senator Colin Bonini, who represents the 16th District in southern and eastern Kent County.

    There’s change ahead at the helm in Delaware, as a two-term limit spells the end of Democratic incumbent Governor Jack Markell’s tenure. 

    U. S. Congressman and former Lieutenant Governor  John Carney is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination.  In the primary election on September 13, two Republicans will vie to take him on, including long-time State Senator Colin Bonini, who represents the 16th District in southern and eastern Kent County.

    “Delaware is in trouble,” he states. “The fundamentals — education, the economy, fighting crime — are heading in the wrong direction and Delaware has to change course.”

    Despite his 21 years as an elected official, Bonini relates to fellow Republican Donald Trump’s “outsider” image. “I have been an agent of change in my tenure in the Senate,” he says. “I’m a little bit of a rebel, willing to shake things up, but also have a good sense of how the state government works and what the issues are.”

    We also spoke with Bonini’s rival, Lacey Lafferty.

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