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10 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, May 80 --June 5, 2003 Two incumbents f'de in Rehoboth Beach election By Trish Vernon With the filing deadline little more than one week away, the two incumbents on the Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners are the lone fliers for reelection in the Saturday, Aug. 9, municipal elections. Kathy McGuiness will be seeking her second three-year term, while Don Derrickson will be running for a fourth stint on the board, having served one term in the late 1980s before returning to hoboth Pharmacy and is now a Realtor with Long & Foster. "I think it's a very positive time right now in Re- hoboth Beach and I just want to serve my constituents. I'm very devot- ed to down- town Re- hohoth." "I still think I MCGUINESS the hoard six years ago. have a lot to "I want to continue working on contribute to the city," said Der- unfinished business and I'm very riekson, a developer both within enthusiastic about what's been go- the city and in the surrounding ing on in the city," said McGui- area and owner of the Sandcastle ness, who formerly operated Re- Motel complex. "I want to stick through it at least until the streetscape improvement project is completed. There are a lot of things in the works right now." McGuiness serves on the Parks and Shade Trees Committee, the Bandstand/Convention Center Committee and the Street and Light Committee. She is also Re- hoboth Beach Main Street treasur- er and promotions chair, having served previously as president, and has been instrumental in the success of the July Fourth Fire- works Extravangza. Derrickson serves on the Park- ing Advisory Committo, Person- nel Committee and the Sewer and Water Committee. While Derrickson said he is proud of the fact that the installa- tion of the two new water towers came in under budget, he is still con- cerned about bus parking and the need for a parking garage. Der- rickson spear- headed efforts a few years agoto build a municipal garage but the downtown business community wasn't willing to help foot the bill. Derrickson, who lives near Lewes, holds one of the three DERRICKSON commissioners seats allowed to be held by a non-resident property owner in Rehoboth Beach. McGuiness, who lives in Hen- lopen Acres, recently sold her property on Columbia Avenue, but stated that she owns other property within the city limits. She holds a second non-resident seat, with Betty Ann Kane holding the third. The filing deadline for candi- dates is noon, Saturday, June 7 and the voter registration deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 13. To qualify to register, a person must be a property owner orhave been a residant of the city for at least the past six months. Booth announces results of 2003 legislative survey asked residents about their opin- ions on issues involving educa tion, health care and public safety, was the first conducted by Booth, elected last November. "Having constituents participate in my first survey of the district was a great way for me to better understand those issues of con- State Rep. Joseph Booth (R-- cern to residents of the 37th Dis- Georgetown) recently released the trict. Iappreciate  valiie evry- results of his 2003 survey forthe .... one, s input, and I anSi..use : 37th District. The survey, which information as I'id legislation during my time in of- rice: ..... - ..... Of the 650 people who respond- ed to the survey, nearly three- quarters said they would oppose establishing sports betting in Delaware. When asked if the state should limit the use of cortxal punish- Terry A. Strine elected to lead Delaware Republicans The Republican Party of Delaware elected Terry A. Strine of Wilmington as its chairman during its recent 2003 Organiza- tional Convention. Strine takes over from J. Everett Moore, Jr., of Georgetown, who decided not to seek reelection fol- lowing a successful term as GOP chair. "I am very comfortable passing the torch on to Terry," Moore said. "He clearly possesses the energy and drive needed to lead the Re- publican Party to new heights and I look forward to working with him to help make that happen." Strine said he is ready to-hit the ground running. "Everett and I have worked closely together the past two years, we share a common vision of Republican Party growth," Strine said. "I am honored the party has chosen me to now take the helm - this ship has enjoyed great victo- ries this past year and I plan to stay on this winning course." GOP executive director Troy A. Brocco said Delawareans can ex- pect to see great things from the Republican Party. 'q'his Party under the leadership of Everett Moore has been very productive - our 2002 victories show that we are definitely mov- ing in the right direction," Brocco said. "Working with Terry in the im- plementation of the 72 Hour Pro- gramthis past campaign cycle ex- emplified his love for this partly, determination and extreme atten- tion to detail to get things done. Who could ask for anything more?" said Brocco. The 346 delegates to the Con- vention also reelected John Matlusky as vice-chair, Cathy Murray as secretary and Tom Shopa as treasurer. ment in public sdaools; those who participated were split evenly, 50 :percent to 50 percent, on the ques- tion. More than 60 percent said they would support a proposal al- lowing the state to take over all the construction costs of new schools or major additions if it meant lower local school taxes would result by reducing the need for major capital referendums.' Nearly 75 percent of those sur- veyed said they believe Delaware should undertake the funding of a state Veterans Home in order to serve the health care needs of sen- iors who have served in the armed forces. On the issue of public safety, more than three-quarters of the re- spondents said they think costs. Delaware should use more nontra- The survey; .which was n0t difional forms of confinement, in- mailed aiaxpayers' expense, Was cluding monitored home confme' miled to residents in e 37th ment, for only nonviolent offend- District. For a complete copy of ers, to reduce Delaware's prison the results, contact Booth at 856- population and its associated 9637. Thistles Gallery of Limited Edition Graphics, original oils, art glass & /eweiry. Custom [raining. 203 2nd. St. 644-2323 Lewes, De Open Dally VERA WANG The 3L's in Real Estate! Location Location Location and List with Lou at Lingo's Lou Cristaldi...Realtor Office 227-3883 lack Lingo Inc. Cell 228-2988 E-MA! 1.: lou\