Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn (D) is making his case for re-election by touting his record as an advocate for children and the local economy.
The Democrat officially launched his campaign Monday with a three-county tour including a stop at Legislative Hall in Dover.
Denn was introduced by Governor Jack Markell (D) and joined by his two young sons Adam and Zach – who at times clung to the podium where their dad was speaking.
Being an advocate for children’s issues is a big part of the Lt. Governor’s office. Denn says his accomplishments so far, which include improving screening and treatment for children with developmental issues, and expanding access to quality early childhood education, prove he deserves a second term.
“There’s a pretty lengthy list of areas where things are better for kids than they were four years and I think that I’d be proud of that under any circumstances but to have done that when money’s been as tight as it’s been, makes it something that I’m that much more proud of,” said Denn.
Denn says in a second term he wants to make it easier for small-business owners to secure loans.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do – both in terms of making this a great state to raise a family and great state to grow a business. We think that we’ve done well under difficult circumstances, but we want to finish the job.” said Denn.
Denn’s Republican challenger is Sher Valenzuela, a small-business owner from Milford. The Delaware Republican Party announced this week that Valenzuela has been given a prime time speaking slot during next week’s Republican Convention in Tampa.