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Brad Connor to run in 41st Representative District

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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Former Dagsboro mayor challenging Republican incumbent Rich Collins

Former Dagsboro Mayor Brad Connor announced July 6 his Democratic candidacy for the 41st Representative District.

He filed his paperwork June 29 with the Sussex County Board of Elections.

"I have spent my entire professional career and government services life working with people of all backgrounds and persuasions. We have common needs and many common goals," said Connor in a prepared statement. "I believe my approach has proven successful, while the incumbent has failed to provide for this district in his 'my way or no way' approach to representation."

Connor said he will fight for adequate funding to address traffic problems in Millsboro and the Route IB corridor, planning for the future medical professional and facility needs of the growing area, nurturing vital first re-sponder services, and providing a high-quality public education for all students.

Connor served as a Dagsboro councilman from 1987-2005 and mayor from 2012-14. During his tenure, partnerships formed brought a sewer system to Dagsboro and Frankford. He has been president of the Sussex County Association of Towns and vice president of the Delaware League of Local Governments.

The seat is held by GOP incumbent Richard Collins, who was first elected in 2014. As of July 7, there are no primary challengers. The 41st Representative District includes Millsboro, Dagsboro, Frankford, Selbyville and Gumboro.

The filing deadline for the Tuesday, Sept. 13, statewide primary is noon, Tuesday, July 12. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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Original Publication Date: July 8, 2016

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