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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 13 - September 19,1996.17 Bunting, Rogers, Clendaniel forge ahead toward November elections By losanne Pack ry for the 41st RepreSentative Dis- Rogers of Milton. him if elected to the State Senate. to survive together. Delaware voters are one step closer and less than two months away from the November general elections that will determine who represents them in Dover, George- town and Washington, D.C. Last week's party primaries set the candidates in several races in Sus- sex County including those for the 20th State Senatorial District, the 38th and 41st State Representative Districts and the 2nd and 3rd Sus- sex County Councilmanic Dis- tricts. In the 20th Senatorial District Democratic primary, George M. Bunting Jr. won over Kenneth S. Clark, 1,767 to 822. He will face Republican George Cole on Nov. 5 Republican William O. Murray of Ocean View defeated Bruce E. Layton in the 38th Representative District; theirs was one of the closer races, 939 to 810. In some precincts, the vote difference was only slightly more than a dozen votes.; in one, only two votes sep- arated the candidates. Shirley A. Price is the Democratic candidate in that race. Incumbent Charles P. West won a decisive victory over Amanda A. Steen in the Democratic prima- 37th District Continued from page 15 would give citizens the ability to choose what school and what kind of education they want." "With choice this year [allow- ing students to move freely be- tween school districts rather than requiring them to attend where they live] we saw for the first time in several years students moving back from private schools to pub- lic schools," said Schroeder. "But they're not choosing to go to the low-performing schools," said Crystal. More for the 37th Crystal, who lived in New Cas- tle County for several years before moving permanently to Sussex in 1991, noted that he has several friends who are members of the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives and said further that his wife, Betty, works as secretary in the House to Speaker of the House Terry Spence. Because he already has connections and, if elected, would be part of the House's majority Republican party, Crystal said he would be able to get more state funds for large projects in the 37th district. "Rt. 40 up north is experiencing similar growth problems to Rt. 1," said Crystal. "I watched a bi-par- tisan group get together up there to try to address a problem at the intersection on Rt. 1 and Rt. 7. DelDOT came up with $3 r" lion plus. I wrote a letter on April 17 saying if there was money for that project there should be some for the 37th district. I asked what plans there were to address, in the trict;the vote totals are 1,007-433. The 2Oyear veteran of the state house was not deterred by his 75 years of age. He will face Nicholas Varrato in the November elections. In a Republican race for the Sussex County Council 2nd Councilmanic District, S. Allen "Skip" Pikus of Milford won over Samuel R. Wilson in another rela- tively close race, 654-556. Pikus managed to pull ahead of his op- ponent in several precincts in Wil- son's hometown of Georgetown which contributed to the victory. Finley Jones Jr. is the Democratic opponent in that race. The 3rd Councilmanic District of Sussex County Council saw one of the more widely contested primary races with two facing off in the Democratic election and three on the Republican side of the ballot. Republican Richard Clendaniel of Lincoln eked out a 570-522 win over Richard Collins. Clen- daniel's home territory around Milford, Lincoln and Ellendale plus some in-roads into Collin's hometown area around Lewes pulled him ahead. The winner in the Democratic primary is Lynn J. next five years, problems involv- ing Rt. 1, Rt. 9 and Rt. 24. The re- sponse I got was that DelDOT had no plans to address problems in those areas with significant funds. I haven't seen that kind of effort from the representatives here to get something done. I would work with the Republican majori- ty, form a coalition message, meet with DelDOT Secretary Canby and let them know it's about time DelDOT spent some money here. DelDOT has no plans to build new roads here. That's unaccept- able." "I'm not sure many people want to see more roads built," said Schroeder. "We fought the east- west bypass 4-5 years ago. That would have cut a 350 foot wide swath from Bridgeville here. We fought and I'm proud to say we killed that plan. $50 million's been spent in the 37th in the past eight years and I'm not sure I'm proud of that. Ann Canby's not for building new roads. She's for improving what we have. Never in my eight years have I had one person who visits here tell me that they need to get here fifteen min- utes faster." "Where would you put new roads?" Mike Tyler asked Crystal. "We don't know what our needs will be in the years to come," said Crystal. "I'm not saying we nec- essarily need new roads. What I'm saying is that the residents should be the ones to decide what's needed and that the repre- sentative should work with Del- DOT to get those desires met." Crystal is running on the Re- publican ticket and Schroeder on the Democratic ticket. Voter reg- istration deadline for the election is Oct. 15. Rogers out-polled his two oppo- nents, John J. McQuaid of Ellen- dale and Micheal C. Miller of Lewes, in every precinct of the district ; the vote totals are Rogers-469; McQuaid-156; Miller-130. Most candidates commented on what they felt was a clean, fair campaign. In Bunting's case, he said he is pleased with his victory, however, he took no great plea- sure in defeating his long-time friend Kenneth Clark. As many other victors in the Sept. 7 prima- ry, he gave credit to his volunteers for months of hard work. Bunting said that issues of planning and coordinating with Sussex County Council will be of importance to He believes the county should take a role in sharing the cost and responsibility for drug enforce- ment; and he remains a strong supporter of the Farmland Preser- vation Program. Clendaniel expressed much the same feelings of gratitude for his supporters, and acknowledged that a very strong, well-run cam- paign had been waged by his op- ponent. He said he is pleased and thankful for the support that he gained in the Lewes area. The Sussex County farmer said that he will continue to follow his prima- ry platform that emphasizes keep- ing the county strong with plan- ning that allows agriculture, resi- dential development and business The man who will be his oppo- nent for the 3rd Councilmanic District seat, Rogers said addi- tional items for his campaign agenda may develop as the No- vember elections draw closer. For now, he continues to emphasize the importance of controlling traf- fic in the county and keeping emergency services strong. West said that he had more vol- unteers working on his behalf in this primary race than he had ever had before; and he said they are rearing to go for the November general election. Already a veter- an in the Delaware General As- sembly, West said that a key to serving a constituency is to adapt to changes in legislature. ;ntur Besche Bros. Furniture During Besche Bros. 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