Western New Castle Republican Committee

Freedom, Liberty and Opportunity

Welcome!

Welcome to the Western New Castle Republican Committee website!  The WNCRC consists of the 13th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Representative Districts.  We encompass the Bear, Brookside, Christiana, Elsmere, Hockessin, Greater Newark, Newport, and Pike Creek areas.  We believe in promoting the ideals of Freedom, Liberty and Opportunity across the state and specifically in our region. 

The Hon. Robert Ehrlich to Speak at 5th Annual "Morning in America" Brunch

The Hon. Robert Ehrlich, former governor of the State of Maryland, will be our keynote speaker at our 5th annual "Morning in America" brunch and silent auction on Saturday, June 10th.  He will also have available for sale copies of his new book "Turning Point: Picking of the Pieces After Eight Years of Failed Progressive Policies".

As always the brunch will be at the Courtyard Marriott in Newark, DE with doors opening at 9:30am and brunch promptly at 10:00. 

Tickets for the brunch are $40, with a table of nine costing $360.  Bronze, Silver and Gold sponsorships are available at $150, $300 and $600.  We are also accepting donated items for our silent auction.

Anthony Delcollo Elected to State Senate

On November 8th Anthony Delcollo (R) was elected state senator from the 7th Senate District.  He defeated 26-year incumbent Patricia Blevins (D) in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans two-to-one.  His vote total was a little over 9,000, which was approximately 3,000 more votes than any statewide GOP candidate received in the same district that day.  Clearly Mr. Delcollo made great inroads among Democrats and Independents.  Congratulations to our newest state senator Anthony Delcollo!

Officer Elections

At our October 26, 2015 meeting we conducted our election of region officers.  The results were as follows:

Chairman: Mr. David W. Gilefski elected to a second term

Vice-Chairman: Dr. Kenneth James elected to a second term

Treasurer: Mrs. Genie Leake elected to a first term

The vote for each candidate was unanimous.  Thank you to the many people who took the time to make the meeting and cast your vote.

13th RD Joins Our Region!!

At the 2015 State Convention a rule change to the party bylaws resulted in the transfer of the 13th RD from the Northern New Castle Region to the Western New Castle Region.  This move was requested by the 13th RD and approved by both regions concerned.  Please welcome our friends from Elsmere to our region!!

We Have Moved!!

Well, he haven't moved that far.  Beginning in February of 2015 we will be meeting at 360 College Sq. (just across the parking lot from our old location).  Our first region meeting at the new address will be held on February 23rd.  We hope to see you then!

ABOVE: Volunteers on moving day from left to right: Robin Broomall, Phil Hibbard, Jim Broomall, Frank Stanzione, David Leake, Jeff Dixon, Ira Kirch, Fred Cullis, Dave Gilefski, Mark Blake, Gordon Winegar, Jim Startzman, Ken James, Vince Lofink, Bill Short (not pictured: Dave Tancredi, Neil McAneny, John Fluharty)

 

Congratulations to Our New Legislative Leadership

Congratulations to our new Republican leaders in the Delaware House and Senate:
 
Senate Minority Leader: Gary Simpson
Senate Minority Whip: Greg Lavelle
House Minority Leader: Danny Short
House Minority Whip: Debbie Hudson

"Making Delaware First Again" Plan

Delaware's Republican Legislators and candidates unveield the "Making Delaware First Again" agenda on Thursday, September 20th. 

The "Making Delaware First Again" agenda consists of 15 specific proposals to spark economic activity and create jobs; increase accountability and transparency in the General Assembly; and strengthen families, schools and communities.   

Improve Delaware's Economy & Create Jobs

  • Phase out Delaware's hidden sales tax (the Gross Receipts Tax)
  • Reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses
  • Limit the growth of state spending
  • Stop the radical single-payer healthcare proposal from becoming law

 Reform the General Assembly

  • Prohibit state legislators from being hired for a second state job while in office
  • Remove loopholes allowing legislators to avoid the disclosure of gifts
  • Bar legislators and high; ranking state officials from working as lobbyists for two years after leaving public service
  • Require candidates running for state offices to disclose any taxes or child support obligations they owe
  • Increase transparency and accountability by creating uniform standards

 Strengthen Our Families, Schools and Communities

  • Reconfigure education funding so more money reaches the classroom
  • Craft an action plan to make Delaware's public schools secure places to learn and work
  • Combat home invasions by stiffening penalties
  • Allow Delaware families to purchase the health care coverage they choose
  • Increase value and choice in selecting health care plans
  • Secure permanent funding for Farmland Preservation

Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug 21 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, Aug 27 at 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Monday, Aug 28 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Monday, Sep 18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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