November ballot taking shape


Primary elections were held earlier this week to determine what candidates would represent their political parties in the November general election.

Democrat Lisa Rochester won the Democratic spot for Delaware’s lone representative in Congress, with 43.76 percent of the vote. She will be running against Republican Hans Reigle, Green Party candidate Mark Perri and Libertarian Scott Gesty.

Colin Bonini won the Republican primary for governor with 69.88 percent of the vote. He is running against Democrat John Carney, who gave up his Congressional seat to run, Green Party candidate Andrew Groff and Libertarian Sean Goward.

Bethany Hall-Long won the Democratic primary for the lieutenant governor nominee’s spot, with 29.09 percent of the vote (six candidates divvied up the votes in this primary race). She will be running against Republican La Mar Gunn.

Trinidad Navarro won against incumbent Karen Stewart for the Democratic nominee for state insurance commissioner, with 54.92 percent of the vote, while Jeffrey Cragg won as the Republican candidate, with 51.63 percent of the vote.

On the local level, Sussex County Councilman Sam Wilson won his primary against Lisa Briggs, with 55.55 percent of the vote. With no challengers from other parties, Wilson will continue to serve District 2.

Incumbent and Sussex County Council President Michael Vincent filed to run for District 1. He was unopposed in the primary.

Democrat Leslie Ledogar was the only person to file to serve County Council District 3, a seat that is currently held by fellow Democrat Joan Deaver.

For all election results, visit http://elections.delaware.gov/results/html/election.shtml.