Bernie August – U.S. Congress
Bernie August was born and raised in Wilmington and currently lives in the Wilmington suburbs with his wife and grandson. He is a retired union employee of General Motors. Bernie ran for U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and is running again because he wants to offer an alternative to the monopolistic political parties that have controlled Delaware for the last 100 years.
Bernie was a proud Delaware member of the Occupy movement in 2011-2012, which brought national attention to the economic injustice resulting from the bailout of investment banks and mortgage companies that only benefitted the “1%.” Bernie opposes the multinational corporations and banks that control our government, because their goal is to plunder and destroy our Earth’s finite resources based on false economic theories of infinite economic growth.
Bernie is committed to positive change for all Delawareans, with a particular focus on confronting the issues of poverty, housing, state-run mental health facilities, the prison-industrial complex, and labor rights.
To learn more about Bernie August’s campaign go to his website: http://bernieaugustforuscongress.us/.
David B. Chandler – Delaware State Treasurer
David Chandler is a resident of Newark who grew up in Brandywine Hundred. He is currently employed as a professional mathematics tutor at Widener University in Chester, PA. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Delaware. He is widowed with a stepson and stepdaughter.
David does not owe anyone political favors and would work to shield the State Treasury from undue influence from the Governor.He believes that the Cash Management Board should be subject to transparency and that its members should have term limits of 4 or 6 consecutive years. David thinks that safely investing the state treasury in fixed income instruments should not require the payment of large management fees to bankers. If elected, David Chandler and his staff would be competent to handle this task themselves.
David Chandler would also use his position as one of three elected members of the state Board of Pardons to address the issues of mass incarceration of people of color and the “new Jim Crow” in this state.
Andrew Groff – U.S. Senate
Andrew Groff was born and raised in Delaware but has lived in New England and traveled all over the world for business. An Economics and Business graduate of the University of Delaware, he worked for many years in the international shoe industry. Currently Andy runs his own consulting firm, Avero Systems, and teaches part-time at Delaware Tech. Andy and his wife have one daughter and reside in North Wilmington.
Like all Green Party candidates, Andrew Groff accepts no corporate donations. He refuses to be controlled by the corporate interests that have bankrupted this country and outsourced too many good jobs overseas. He ran for U.S. Senate in 2012, and is running again despite the lack of media attention (which only comes to candidates who spend lots of money).
Andrew Groff believes that our democracy is under assault and our representatives from Delaware have contributed to today’s problems by their self-serving behavior. For example banking deregulation, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Patriot Act all show a fundamental disregard for democracy.
To learn more about Andrew Groff’s candidacy for U.S. Senate, visit his website at: http://www.andrewgroffforsenate.us/.
David McCorquodale – State Representative, 21th Legislative District
David McCorquodale is the current Chair of the Green Party of Delaware and has been active in the state party since 2003. David is also active in the Green Party of the United States and is a member of the committee that writes and edits the national party newsletter Green Pages.
David is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and lives in the Wilmington suburbs with his wife. An avid long-distance runner and marathoner, David has decided to apply the persistence required in that discipline to run for political office in order to offer the people of the 21st District a choice.
Dave proposes a Green New Deal in Delaware, in which the state would help to facilitate the creation of businesses which would be good for the environment, such as solar and wind power, insulating older buildings, and allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp. He will emphasize raising the minimum wage and moving toward a living wage. He will talk about the idea of sustainability and how our car culture and suburbia are not sustainable and that we must move to more mass transportation and using our land for growing food, instead of chemically treating it for manicured lawns. Finally, he will emphasize local control of schools and getting away from the top down control of education by the federal government.
David plans to run a grassroots campaign that won’t require buying media coverage, and is not accepting financial donations. To learn more about David’s campaign issues, visit his Facebook page: “David McCorquodale DE State Rep. for District 21.”
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