By John Dietz
On Tuesday, November 8, the citizens of Delaware will go to the the voting booths and take part in what could be one of the most important elections in recent history. In addition to a presidential election which is shaping up to be extremely unorthodox, Delaware will face many important local elections that will decide the state’s governor, U.S. representative, lieutenant governor, insurance commissioner, New Castle County executive, mayor of Wilmington, and many state congress and city council offices.
Here are some of the matchups:
Lisa Blunt Rochester (D) vs. Hans Reigle (R)
Mayor of Wilmington
Mike Purzycki (D) vs. Robert Martin (R)
John Carney (D) vs. Colin Bonini (R)
Bethany Hall-Long (D) vs. La Mar Gunn (R)
It is incredibly important that high schoolers, especially seniors, are informed about the candidates and where they stand on the issues so that they can vote for the candidate that will fight for what they believe in. Many people do not do this, meaning that their voices are not heard and they are not truly being represented. Even if people who cannot vote should be educated about politics so that when they are able to vote, they will be able to make the best decision possible.