December 24, 2016

Delaware Democrats Nominate Stephanie Hansen for 10th Senate District Special Election

Press Release

NEW CASTLE - Last night, the Delaware Democratic Party selected Stephanie Hansen to be its nominee for the upcoming Special Election in the 10th Senatorial District. This race is to fill the soon to be vacant Senate Seat currently held by Lieutenant Governor-Elect Bethany Hall-Long.

Last Wednesday, December 14, local Democrats attended an interest meeting to hear from the 6 potential candidates. Each interested party was given a chance to address those in attendance and field questions from the assembly. In accordance with party rules, Representative District Committee Members residing in the senatorial district met to deliberate the potential candidates and advise New Castle County Chair Betsy Maron, who makes the formal nomination. The committee members unanimously selected Stephanie Hansen as the Democratic Nominee.

As an accomplished environmental attorney Stephanie has played an integral role in the redevelopment of dozens of former industrial and commercial properties bringing in good jobs and services to Delaware’s communities. She was the founder and President of the Bear Glasgow Council of Civic Organizations and served as President of New Castle County Council from 1997 to 2001.  Stephanie understands the responsibilities that come with holding public office and is prepared to legislate from day one.

Regarding the nomination and process, New Castle County Democratic Chair Betsy Maron stated: “While I am sure every one of our potential nominees would have made great candidates, I am confident that the committee has selected the best person for the job. The committee was impressed with Ms. Hansen's breadth of governmental experience and background. Democrats across the state can now focus squarely on protecting our majority in the State Senate. We cannot allow Republicans to bring their discriminatory and anti-worker agenda to Delaware’s General Assembly.”

Stephanie Hansen will formally file her candidacy when an official election date is set.