Briggs King puts hat in for lieutenant governor

May 20, 2024

Former Rep. Ruth Briggs King of Georgetown announced May 18 a run for lieutenant governor.

The GOP-endorsed candidate served in the House of Representatives from 2009-23, when she stepped down after moving outside her representative district. In a press release, she said she plans to use her experience as a legislator and educator to provide solutions to the issues created by single-party rule in Dover.

“For 32 years, one party has controlled the direction of our state, and the results have not been favorable to hardworking Delaware families,” she said. “There is a lot of work to get done, and I look forward to sharing my vision for Delaware with voters throughout our state.”

Briggs King serves on the Delaware Women’s Commission. She and her husband, Stanley, have been married for 48 years, and have two children and six grandchildren.

“I am humbled by the support and encouragement from so many Delawareans to jump in this race,” she said. “It is time for our party to unite and set our sights on winning in November. Like so many Delaware families, I am concerned about public safety, the quality of our schools and the rising costs of everyday necessities. We need bold new ideas from experienced leaders to begin delivering solutions for Delaware.”

Briggs King is the first Republican to file for lieutenant governor. Three Democrats have already filed – Sen. Kyle Evans Gay, Rep. Sherry Dorsey Walker and Middletown resident Debbie Harrington. Briggs King said she joins a ticket with Rep. Mike Ramone, who has filed for governor. Ramone and Lewes resident Jerry Price are running as Republicans.

“I am excited to join forces with Minority Leader Ramone to share a positive vision for Delaware rooted in commonsense solutions,” Briggs King said.


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