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Delaware State House District 24

The Delaware House of Representatives consists of 41 members, each of whom is elected to a two-year term. There is no limit to the number of terms that a Representative may serve. All revenue generating legislation must begin in the House.State representatives introduce and vote on proposed legislation, approve the annual budget for the state, and serve on assigned committees. The General Assembly of Delaware meets in Dover three days a week between mid-January and the end of June.The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the House. The Speaker is elected to the position by a majority of the representatives to run the mechanics of the House, including appointing committees and their members and assigning legislation to committee.

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    Edward Osienski **
    (Dem)

  • Gregory Wilps
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What motivated you to seek or continue in this office?

This year Delawareans can vote by mail due to COVID-19. Would you support continuing the vote by mail option for future Delaware elections? If yes, what modifications would you make to the current mail-in voting process?

Following the 2020 census, election district boundaries will be redrawn across the country. Do you think Delaware would benefit from having an independent redistricting commission? Please explain your position.

If elected, what measures will you develop and/or support to increase community confidence in law enforcement personnel?

How do you believe that racial inequality can be reduced/eliminated in Delaware?

What is your stance on renewable energy for Delaware, and specifically the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)?

Is Delaware's Freedom of Information Act working well for the public? What changes (if any) would you suggest for FOIA?

Last edit date: published 10/1/2020
Address: 110 Michaels Ln
Phone: (302) 824-9542
Campaign email: eosienski@comcast.net
Website or social media link: http://GoEddieO.org
Age 62
Education Delcastle High School, Del Tech Community College
Work Experience Retired- 36 years in the Fire Sprinkler Industry
Community Involvement Former Vice President, Scottfield Civic Association; Current President, Christina's Brace Maintenance Corp; Member, Brookside Lions; Member, DuPont Community Advisory Panel; Member, Coalition to End Hunger; Volunteer, Newark area Meals-on-Wheels; 8-year supporter, Greater Newark Baseball League; Member, Newark Senior Center Board of Directors; Member, Newark Branch NAACP
Ballotpedia Page (external resource) http://ballotpedia.org/Edward_Osienski
I am running for a sixth term because of my commitment to the residents of the district. I have a proven track record of community and constituent service and that service has only improved with my years of experience in Dover. I have pending legislation I want to see passed: Prime Sponsor of HB 110 The Recreational Marijuana Control Act; House Prime Sponsor of SB 250 the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act and the Community Sustainable Energy Authorities Act; Prime sponsor of HB 313 that amends The Complete Community Enterprise Act; Prime sponsor of HB 291 This bill created a financial incentive to encourage employers to create employment opportunities in Delaware and to train Delaware’s workforce to qualify for those employment opportunities.
Yes, I will support continuing the vote by mail option. One modification I would like us to consider is adding more Drop Box locations, perhaps having them at polling locations. After this year's elections, we'll need to determine what improvements to the process will be needed.
I was in office when the 2010 census redistricting took place, and I know it was a fair and transparent process that had no legal challenges. With that said, I would support the creation of an independent redistricting commission that would ensure Delawareans the process was done fairly.
I would consider changes to the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights that allows better transparency, this would help restore trust and confidence with the community.
It starts with access to good education including pre-school, K-14 (2 year associate degree programs) focusing on pathways to careers and apprenticeship programs. Access to affordable housing and health care.
As a House prime sponsor of SB 250, I support setting new minimum percentages for renewable energy sales, and the creation of community sustainable energy authorities.
There needs to be improvements to ensure state agencies are more responsive and timely with providing the requested information. And I support including any institutions of education or other entities that receive large contributions of state funding.
Last edit date: submitted 10/8/2020
Campaign email: CitizensforWilps@gmail.com
Website or social media link: http://Gregorywilps.com
Age 41
Education Associates degree in theology currently taking classes for Bachelor's degree.
Work Experience Pest control for 20 years. Roofer before that
I don't want to see what is happening nationally to happen locally. I want my children to have the same freedoms I was able to enjoy.
Absolutely not. Absentee ballots are one thing but a voting by mail system sets up for voter fraud and corruption.
Candidate has not yet responded.
I will implement a bill that will provide additional funding that will specifically go to the training of new cadets.
I don't believe there is a racial inequality. I believe ALL races have the ability to be successful.
I don't have a problem using renewable energy along side with the system already in place. I do not agree with completely eliminating fossil fuels.
I think we should always be transparent and share information with the public.