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Lieutenant governer candidates speak at federal retirees' luncheon

April 23, 2016

Coastal Chapter 1690 of  the National Active and Retired Federal Employees heard from two Delaware lieutenant governor candidates, Greg Fuller and Kathy McGuiness, at the group’s April luncheon meeting held at 1776 Steakhouse, Rehoboth Beach.

Chapter Legislative Director Eric West said this luncheon was the second in a series of 2016 monthly events planned where the chapter would invite candidates for public office to meet the members and speak.

Fuller cited his long experience in the corrections field, which he said would be particularly valuable in chairing the state’s Pardon Board, one of the designated responsibilities of the lieutenant governor, and he said, “You can always trust me to tell you the truth.”

McGuiness cited her experience in business, as a Rehoboth Beach commissioner, and as a founder of the Rehoboth Beach Main Street organization, and she said, “I will pursue common sense policies in Dover.”

Fuller said he was an advocate of prison reform, and of strong government efforts to stop recidivism. He cited his experience on the Board of Veterans, and said he supported programs to foster early childhood development. He emphasized his strong leadership style and said, “I will fight for the little people, and seek the right answers that meet the needs of all the people of Delaware.”

McGuiness said her philosophy has always been about bringing about results, and she said, “I will bring my experience as a successful business and community entrepreneur to the state level.” She cited her work in Rehoboth Beach to improve the community and boost the travel and tourism business in Delaware, and said, “My philosophy and career have always been about achieving results.”

NARFE chapter President Carol Weber said, “As former federal employees, our chapter members are concerned about governmental policies, and have a vital interest in the issues of the day, and we look forward to hearing from many candidates in the months ahead.”

The Coastal Sussex Chapter 1690 is part of NARFE, the national organization that represents federal employees, retirees and annuitants, promotes their general welfare and provides advice and advocacy services with respect to their rights and benefits under federal and state retirement laws and regulations. For more information for federal retirees interested in joining the Coastal Sussex, email Ron or Carol Weber at rjw98@mchsi.com.