Hall-Long files to run for Delaware governor

April 17, 2024

Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long formally filed her paperwork April 16 to run for governor, pledging to lead with integrity, compassion and a relentless focus on bringing a culture of excellence to the First State.

As governor, she plans to prioritize growing Delaware’s workforce, implementing universal childcare and early education, supporting sustainable growth and an economy that works for everyone, increasing access to affordable housing, and protecting the environment from climate change and pollution.

Having served as lieutenant governor since 2017 after 15 years in the Delaware Senate and House of Representatives, Hall-Long brings decades of experience and a proven track record of advocating for the interests of all Delawareans. She has championed historic investments in public schools, and initiatives to promote small business, improve healthcare access and make Delaware a national leader in tackling the opioid epidemic.

"I am thrilled to officially file my candidacy for governor,” said Hall-Long. “I’m proud of my record of innovative ideas like leveraging public-private partnerships to help students in need through the Basic Needs Closet, creating the Behavioral Health Consortium and managing Delaware’s robust pandemic recovery, and I'm ready to lead on day one."

Hall-Long would make history as the nation’s first nurse governor, the first card-carrying union member to serve as Delaware’s governor, and Delaware’s second woman governor. For more information, go to

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