September 13, 2022

Democratic Party Chair Statement on 2022 State Primary Results

Press Release

Delaware Democratic Party Chair, Betsy Maron has issued the following statement on Tuesday night’s State Primary Results

“First and foremost I am glad that our party finally has a complete slate of nominees and an all-female statewide ticket. Primaries are an important part of the electoral process that stimulate healthy discourse within our party. They determine the kind of party we want to be and offer a chance to make renewed commitments to our shared values, from the bottom up not the top down.

“I was incredibly proud to see Delaware Democrats hold the incumbent auditor accountable by electing Lydia York as our nominee. While other efforts to hold the incumbent accountable have been stalled, Delaware Democrats recognized her behavior for what it was, criminal and unacceptable, and rejected her defiant bid for re-election.

“I also want to congratulate Lydia York on her victory. Earlier this year, the Delaware Democratic Party endorsed a primary challenger to a sitting incumbent, citing a need to restore integrity, accountability, and true leadership to the position and I am glad that voters agreed. I have worked alongside Lydia many times in the past and have never once questioned her character or willingness to do the right thing even when no one is looking. When Lydia is elected in November the Auditor’s office will be in good hands.”