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Delaware State House District 33

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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    Rachael King
    (Dem)

  • Charles S Postles Jr **
    (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
Phone: (302) 382-6202
Website or social media link: http://rachaelkingforstaterep.weebly.com/
Age 37
Education Bachelors Business Management Certified Fraud Examiner CFE
Ballotpedia Page (external resource) http://ballotpedia.org/Rachael_King
I grew up in a very politically active household and have always been driven to be involved in politics especially locally. I come from a middle-class blue-collar family and saw the sacrifices my parents made for my family. Their hard work and desire to provide a better life for my family is a value I carry within myself today as a single mother of a young child. I personally see the hardships my district faces to provide the best opportunities for their family. Our district has had a leadership void for several years and I do not feel it has been fairly represented. We have a very diverse population which needs leadership that will have a voice for all people from all backgrounds. I believe in transparent and relatable leadership that is inclusive of all perspectives. Education, jobs and wages are on my top priority list, as well as equal rights and protecting our children. My personal and professional life are a testament to my work ethic and commitment I will provide.
Voter suppression is a real issue that has been happening for years. Voting is a right not a privilege, and unfortunately not everyone has the same accessibility to cast their vote. Vote by mail is a great option for many people who have not had the opportunity in the past. As with any system we need to ensure policies and procedures are in place to ensure accuracy. Continual testing, monitoring, and auditing needs to be done to ensure a secure and accurate system.
I do believe redistricting is important. Growth and development is always occuring in all areas of Delaware, with people moving in and out of districts. Ensuring we are fairly representing the diverse population is important and I believe redistricting every few years helps support equal representation.
One of my top priorities is education. I feel education trickles down into every public policy including confidence in law enforcement. There has been an organizational leadership gap between law enforcement and the community for a long time. We need to educate and train police officers not only to serve and protect but have the tools to bridge the social gap between law enforcement and society. Continual training on excessive force and racial profiling is a must. We also need our communities to have faith and trust in law enforcement, it's a process where both law and enforcement and communities need to work together. Educating both our communities and our officers on organizational behavior will help assist in confidence in law enforcement.
Racial inequality is a real existing issue. I believe education can greatly address racial inequality in Delaware. There is a lack of education in black history and the civil rights movement. Having open, honest and difficult discussions need to happen to address the racial inequality. People can have a closed perception or bias within themselves they do not recognize causing inequality. However it is never too late to learn and educate others. Schools, businesses, and organizations can address racial inequalities by educating students and staff and through curriculums, policies and procedures. We must ensure opportunity is available to everyone regardless of gender, race and/or background.
Renewable energy is very important for Delaware and our planet. Requiring utility companies to sell a specific percent of electricity that comes from renewable resources is an excellent way to diversify types of energy, promote economic development and reduce emissions. Conserving on energy sources will help preserve our climate and planet.
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