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II TUESDAY, AUGUST 5- THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008 NEWS cape cazette Dems CocUm &ore Imp S cal science professor Joseph Pika said he has not conducted any polls and doesn't plan to until, perhaps, Octobe The state's Democratic Party could not confirm or deny any polls at press time, said commu- nications director Joe Sheeran. He would not say if any polls were planned following the pri- maries In the meantime, Sen. Joe Biden and Sen. Tom Carper are not making public endorsements for either candidate. One local Democrat, who said legislators and state agencies largely ignore Sussex County, said he may vote for Republican candidate Judge Bill Lee. In Sus- sex County, there is no clear De- mocratic leading contestant. to0000klatmdw00 Sen. George Bunting, D- Bethany Beach, first elected as a state represen- tative in 1982, has served un- der fare gover- nors. He calls the race com- petitive and troubling. George Bunting "It's tough. I work in the Senate with John, but Jack has some great ideas. While Bunting says either candidate would be a great leader, he leans toward MarkelL "The one thing I see is that Jack will bring change. We are so desperate for change. I respect John Carney very much but Jack seems to bring so desperately needed change to the state," Bunting said. Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Re- hoboth Beach, is an ardent Markell supporter. He, too, said change is necessary. So is reining in fLscal overspending. ]ack has a better vision. He brings an out- sider view in government. We need a business perspective in government. We need a change and a break from what we've had," Schwartzkopf said. "I'm tired of business as usuaL A vote for Jack is a vote for change - to shake things up a bit," he said. Outgoing Democratic Sussex County Councilmen Dale Dukes, Lynn Rogers and Finley Jones weighed in on their candidates of choice. Dukes said he would vote for Carney based on the lieutenant gov- ernor's experi- ence in office. "I think there's a lot of talk, Is John going to break away from Minner- Dale Dukes Carney admin- istration?' That stigma seems to be following him. I think he wilL He's been told, "You need to be your own person. You need to run as John Carney," said Dukes. "I think he'll do that. Hopefully, he'll make the grade." Rogers called both candidates good guys and said he'll endorse whoever wins the primary. Jones, however, hinted at split- ring the ticket. "I know John very well. I know Jack very well. I know Bill Lee very well," Jones said. He said he's not happy with the current Democratic adminis- tration. He also said the state De- partment of Transportation and Department of Natural Re- sources and Environmental Control ignore Sussex officials. "I really don't think DelDOT and DNREC listen to Sussex County. Inland Bays pollution is a perfect HOOS Gary Downes example," he said. Jones said he's brought his concerns to both De- mocratic candidates. "Both of them know how I feel," said Jones. Would Jones vote for a Re- publican? "It's a possibility. I don't think I've ever voted straight ticket. I have to protect my tur Fm a homeboy. Fin still trying to fure it out," Jones said. Ma00sma0000 Displaying a Carney sign in his antique shop, Milton Mayor Don Post said, "I think that he has the best ability for leadership that we need in there. Look what the coun- ties are facing John Carney and what the towns are facing. He has back- ground and experience to move the state forward," said Post. Markelrs progressive ideas are attractive to Lewes Mayor Jim Ford. "Jack brings a unique point of view. He has different propos- als and laid out a plan with his book, 'Building a better Delaware.' He's progressive as a state treasurer. He has the oppor- tunity to address change in a pos- itive manner," said Ford. With a Democrat in office, it's a winning governorship for resi- dents, says Ford. "I respect all the candidates for governor that are there. Delaware will be in good hands with them alL" Council denies changes at Henlopen Landing, By II Mac.a.lth ronm@capegazette.com The developer of Henlopen Landing will not be able to amend plans to include multi- family housing in the final phase of the development off Planta- tion Road near Lewes. With a 4-1 vote Tuesday, July 29, Sussex County Council de- nied a request by Bridle Ridge Properties LLC to build 46 town- house units in place of 46 single- family homes in a section that was to be called Villas at the ontimmi e pap 10 mlilllhlll 00/l!Wltlm 111004111 For all your health and life insurance needs. 302-422-8863