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Meeting Tonight 11/27/23 Agenda to discuss Special Election 12/21/23

We will have our 38th District Republican Club meeting Monday November 27th at the Roxana Fire Station, meet and greet at 6:00 p.m. and meeting start at 6:30 p.m.

Our hot topic will be discussing the 37th District Special Election to occur December 21, 2023. The 37th District's Representative, Ruth Briggs King (R), was forced to resign from her position when she moved out of the 37th District, as per the Delaware Constitution. See below for meeting Agenda.

The 37th District

The breakdown by party in the 37th District, which is Georgetown, is as follows:

39% Republican

35% Democrat

26% Other

As you can see, this is potentially a very close race and an all hands-on deck Delaware Republican mission! To speak more on how to get out the vote will be former Delaware State Republican Party Field Director, Chris Rowe.

For this Special Election there will be Early Voting starting December 11, Absentee Voting and final date of voting December 21st.

The Republican candidate's campaign team has requested that we collect contact information of interested volunteers at tonight's meeting. They WILL NEED YOUR HELP!!

The Candidates

Valerie Jones Giltner - Republican Candidate

Valerie Jones Giltner (R)

"While Giltner hasn’t been active in local or state politics, she said she has plenty of experience in her job as a healthcare consultant and community volunteer of helping to negotiate win-win deals, which she thinks will be crucial in Delaware’s Democrat-loaded legislature." Milford Live News Article, read more here.

Giltner worked as a critical care nurse and PTA President of Delmarva Christian School.

Jane Hovington - Democrat Candidate

Jane Hovington (D)

"Hovington may be familiar to area voters. She ran in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 19, but lost to longtime Sen. Brian Pettyjohn." Milford Live News Article.

Hovington is also the Chair of the Sussex Democratic Party and former Chair of the Sussex branch of the NAACP.

Why is this election so important?

There are 41 representative seats in the Delaware House of Representatives.

14 Seats are Republican

26 Seats are Democrat

1 Vacancy

To pass most laws, only a simple majority (50%) is required to pass a proposed bill. Clearly the democrats have this simple majority in both the Senate and the House. This advantage has allowed Delaware democrats to pass several laws that were unconstitutional, such as mail-in-ballots and 2A infringements, that had to be challenged in court to overturn. However, some categories of bills require "supermajority" votes. A 2/3 supermajority vote is required for constitutional amendments and a 3/4 supermajority is required for the capital budget (bond bill).

Currently the Senate already has a 2/3 supermajority and is one seat away from a 75% supermajority. The House is now 2 seats away from a 2/3 supermajority.

There is NO seat in the House or Senate that is not vitally important to save any semblance of a balanced government where the minority voice can be heard and protected. This 37th District is the most important election before us, not only for the Republican Party but for the State of Delaware. The current democrat party has been in control of the House, Senate and Govenor's office since 2008, and Delaware has been on the steep decline since, with a shrinking economy, falling educational performance and rising crime. It's time to vote for change, before our vote will no longer mean anything in Delaware. The 38th District Republicans will aid in this Special Election and stand up for what is Right. Email to sign up to help .

I plan to help out for this Special Election

  • Heck yeah, sign me up, I will email

  • Absolutley! Let me know when, where, what, how!

Meeting Agenda 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

I. Call to order 6:30pm

II. Prayer

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. President’s Welcome

V. Vice President's Report

A. Featured Business - John Gilman, RACC Fitness

B. Club T shirts available for purchase

VI. Treasurer’s Report

VII. Secretary Report - minutes are available on our Members Only page . Email to request the password. Must be a Club member to access.

VIII. President’s Report

A. Global Level

B. State Level

C. County Level - Special Election

IX. Guest Speaker –

A. Chris Row - Former State Field Director, DE State Republican Party, Co-Chair RDC 19, Treasurer of Western NCC Region, Instructor US and DE Constitutions. "The GOP Must Think Win!"

B. Drew Sunderlin - Chair Sussex County Republican Committee

X. Representative Report

A. Senator Gerald Hocker

B. Rep Ron Gray

C. CC Doug Hudson

XI. Members Mic

XII. Upcoming Events

A. 12/11/2023 SCRC Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Millsboro Fire Hall

B. 12/27/2023 38th Club Meeting and Dinner, Mio Fratello's

C. 1/25/2024 Joint 38th/41st Meeting, Cripple Creek, Guest Speaker - Julianne Murray

XI. Adjournment 8:30 p.m.


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Upcoming 2023 Meetings:

November 27th - Club Meeting, Roxana Fire Hall

December 27th, Club Meeting, Mio Fratello's

January 25th, Joint 38th and 41st Dinner Meeting, Cripple Creek Country Club

We welcome your support as we support conservative values and responsible government.

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