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School Board Elections and Party Leadership

For those of you who missed our last Club Meeting, Mike Ramone was ON FIRE and delivered one of the best platforms on Statewide party leadership that is already in progress and just building momentum and getting bigger and better! Mike Ramone as House Minority Leader is working in conjunction with Lyndon Yearick, Minority Whip, for consistent statewide party messaging and coordinating efforts with Sussex, New Castle and Kent county Republicans to promote make-sense laws, push back against the progressive idiocracy, and has a plan to combat the ludicrous Electric Vehicle DNREC regulations and win elections!

Rep. Ramone was also very open about hearing from YOU, and all Delaware citizens. He gave out his personal email, cell phone number and even his wife's cell phone number, wow! We very much look forward to working more closely with this dynamic republican leadership. If you want to hear more about this Republican united front, then plan to attend the State GOP Convention to be held on Saturday April 29th, at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Email if you would like to be a Delegate and have a say in the State party leadership at this Organizational Convention.

Speaking of elections, Indian River School District WILL have a school board election on Tuesday, May 9th. There are two open positions, and two candidates, for District 2 and District 3. The deadline for filing as a candidate is Friday March 3, 4:30 p.m. To see which district you live in in the Indian River School District you can check the election maps here

This map here is more specific for Indian River School District

If you can run for school board, you will need to download an application and submit it to the Department of Elections in Georgetown before 4:30 p.m. You will need to be fingerprinted at SBI in Dover, they accept walk ins, just bring the receipt of your finger printing to the Department of Elections with your application. Any other questions call Sussex Department of Elections at 302-856-5367.

Going forward, all school board elections should not run unopposed, as this can lead to unclear platforms from the candidates and a sense of complacency, even with a competent school board incumbent.

The Candidates:

Nominating District Term Date Filed

District 2 Four-Year Term 2/23/2023 Term Expires June 30, 2027

Dr Michael R Bellerose Address: 26183 Tuscany Drive Millsboro, DE 19966 Email: Phone: (603) 391-8685

Dr. Michael Bellerose will be at the 41st District Republican Club Meeting Monday March 6:30 p.m. at the Indian River Senior Center, 214 Irons Ave., Millsboro. Plan to attend if you would like to hear more from Dr. Bellerose in person.

Nominating District Term Date Filed District 3 Four-Year Term 1/31/2023 Term Expires June 30, 2027

Leolga T. Wright Address: 28272 Warwick Rd Millsboro DE 19947 Email: Phone: (302) 945-0830

I suggest you call or email these two candidates and ask them where they stand on education in Indian River.

Email Response From Leolga Wright:

Hello Mrs. Wright,

I understand you are running for School Board for IR, can you tell me what your platform is and what it is you would like to see at IR?

"I do not have a platform. I have served on the board for 2 terms and believe we have made many changes that are beneficial to our students. I wish to continue serving and help move the district forward in modern technology, more rigorous curriculum and address mental health issues that are becoming more prevalent.

I hope this helps and I will be glad to discuss any concerns you may have as well."

- Leolga Wright

Rep. Mike Ramone and Rep. Lyndon Yearick are working on a statewide courteous script that we may use to reach out to school board members to hopefully get better answers without being aggressive to better determine where they might stand on such topics such as critical race theory, early sexual education in elementary schools, diversity, equality and division based on race. When that script arrives, I will forward it.

Keep making a difference in the Mighty 38th, Stay Informed, Educate Others, and Act! ***************************************************************************************

Would you like to learn more about your home state of Delaware Constitution? Learning our Constitution is the best way to understand our laws, our history, and how we can make a better Delaware going forward! The Delaware Constitution course is a course certified through the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) with IOTC certified instructors Michelle Parsons and Tom Molnar and instructor Bob Lawless. Classes will be held at the Ocean View Town Hall located at 32 West Ave, Ocean View, every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting Sunday February 19th for 6 weeks with the last class to be held on March 26th. Each class is its own unique lesson so there is no need to start at the beginning if you miss the first date. Please email if you plan to attend .

Another great way to keep up with the DE GOP is to sign up for the Monday 8:00 a.m. GOP "Call to Action" zoom meetings with GOP Chair, Jane Brady and different representative guests that will be featured weekly. Go here to sign up

ALSO, the Delaware legislature will be offering the ability to stream live legislative chamber proceedings and committee meetings on demand anytime, anywhere. Archived live streams are available as well.

For the latest information in Sussex and Kent Counties and the Delaware political scene tune in to WGMD 92.7 and 98.5 daily!

Do you live in Sussex County Delaware and are a Republican or thinking about becoming a Republican? Come to our next meeting! Our next meeting will be held on Monday, February 27th 630pm at the South Coastal Library, Bethany Beach. Our club is open to new members who support Republican ideals.

Join 38th District Republican Club, Political Action Club

We meet monthly for meetings or events, please email for location


Upcoming 2023 Meetings:

March 27th, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Legates on the Lies of Climate Change

April 24th, 6:30 p.m. Home Title Theft Protection - Julianne Murray, Former Candidate for Governor

April 28th -29th DE GOP Convention

The joint 38th/41st meeting Monday, May 1 at 6:30 pm at the Indian River Senior Center, 214 Irons Ave., Millsboro

The Back The Blue Caravan is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th

May 22nd, 6:30 p.m. Wills - Greg Fuller, Registrar of Wills, Sussex

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

To Donate Make check payable to:

38th DRCP

PO Box 1371

Bethany Beach, DE 19970

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