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McGuiness announces endorsement from former rep

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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California Rep. Tony Coelho helped pen Americans with Disabilities Act

Kathy McGuiness, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, announced the endorsement of former U.S. Rep. Tony Coelho of California June 11 in Rehoboth Beach.

Coelho, a Democrat who represented California's 15th congressional district from 1979 to 1989, has been visiting Rehoboth Beach since 1965 and has been a full-time resident for several years.

As the principal author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Coelho is a passionate advocate for the disabled community.

"I strongly believe that Kathy understands the needs of the disabled population in Delaware and will be a critical and effective voice for them in Dover come November," Coelho said in a prepared statement. "I know that she has the experience and tenacity to deliver results for the disabled community in Delaware. That is why Kathy has my full support in September's Democratic primary."

McGuiness said she is proud to have the congressman's support.

"It is incredibly important that we continue to speak up for the disabled community in Delaware. I will do everything I can to be their advocate in Dover if elected lieutenant governor of Delaware," said McGuiness in a prepared statement.

McGuiness is one of six Democratic candidates who have filed for the vacant lieutenant governor seat. The other five include Greg Fuller, Lincoln resident and former Sussex County register of wills; Kent County Levy Court Vice President Brad Eaby; New Castle County Register of Wills Ciro Poppiti III; Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, D-Middletown; and Wilmington City Councilwoman Sherry Dorsey Walker.

The state's lieutenant governor's seat has been vacant since Matt Denn was elected attorney general in 2014.

The deadline to register to vote for the Tuesday, Sept. 13 primary is Saturday, Aug. 20.

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Original Publication Date: June 17, 2016

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