2017 Update—October 23rd to November 4th

On Tuesday the 24th I attended the quarterly meeting of the White Clay Creek State Park advisory committee. On Wednesday I spent the day at West Park Elementary School for the Principal for the Day program. That evening I hosted my monthly Facebook Townhall meeting. On Saturday the 28th I participated in the March for Racial Justice and Compassion in Newark. On Sunday the 29th, while the Newark Halloween Parade was cancelled due to rain, we hosted a campaign fundraiser at Timothy’s of Newark. On Monday the 30th I attended the campaign kickoff for Rachel Blumenthal in Wilmington. On Wednesday I joined a legislative colleague in a meeting with the judiciary, primarily to discuss manufactured housing issues. On Wednesday November 1st we began with my monthly constituent coffee at Caffe’ Gelato. That afternoon I went to Widener Law School for a program on Implicit Bias in Law Enforcement. That evening I attended a town hall at Bancroft Elementary School hosted by the Christina School District and the Governor’s office. On Thursday I attended a re-entry simulation program hosted by Delaware State University, and then joined a group of teachers from Germany for a tour of Legislative Hall. They have been participating in a program for a few weeks at the University of Delaware. On Thursday evening I attended and spoke at a special meeting of the Newark City Council regarding the Florida T proposal to address the gridlock during rush hour on the east side of town. On Friday I joined a legislative colleague in a meeting with CSD Superintended Gregg. Later I attended a ribbon cutting at Evero Spezia, a new restaurant on Kirkwood Highway. On Saturday the 4th I attended a pancake breakfast with Cub Scout 205 at Holy Angels Church, and afterwards stopped by the NewBark PawLooza event at Handloff (Barksdale) Park.


Email—During the past two weeks I have had many emails related to the recent and upcoming meetings. I have had emails regarding issues with White Clay Creek State Park, manufactured housing, public education funding, reporting, and governance, death penalty restoration (which I oppose), Coastal Zone Act new regulation process, income tax reform, University of Delaware relations, the Marijuana Control Act, the Delaware End of Life Options Act, paying for repaving of deteriorated streets in district communities, liquor sales in Delaware, helping a new resident with obtaining occupational therapy licensure in Delaware, illegal parking on New London Road, criminal record expungement, safe communities through increasing trust, and the national popular vote campaign.