Sam Chick, Republican candidate for state representative in the 31st District, held a campaign kick-off April 13th at Fraizer’s Restaurant in Dover that was attended by scores of community members and leaders.
Chick, an Iraq War veteran and small businessman, filed for the open House seat in March.
Addressing the crowd of supporters, he said, “I’m running because I believe in open, responsible government that works for ‘We the people.’”
Chick outlined four key areas of importance: Economic prosperity, education, liberty and justice, and responsible government.
“Looking at today’s government, we are all aware of areas of shortcomings,” he said. “We’re reminded daily through reports of corruption and mismanagement, education woes, violations of rights, unemployment and a weak economy, among other things. Instead of real solutions, we’re presented with unnecessary legislation and complicated regulations; party politics and handouts to special interests; irresponsible spending followed by tax increases and more debt; and a general lack of common sense.”
Chick emphasized that he will be an independent voice for the people of Dover.
“I pledge to protect your rights and represent you fairly,” he said. “I will fight for a justice system that operates fairly, treats all equally, and exists to secure liberty and order.”
Chick said he is optimistic about Delaware’s future.
“I see liberty and prosperity on our horizon. [...] When honest people come together freely to make their communities a better place to live, amazing things can be accomplished. It’s time our government reflected that idea. We deserve better, we can do better, and we will do better.”