Shupe seeks re-election as representative

February 14, 2020

It has been an honor to represent my district over the last year in the Delaware General Assembly. With your help we have created community-driven solutions to challenges that we face right here in the communities of Milford, Lincoln, Ellendale, Milton, Slaughter Beach and Prime Hook.

Through personal conversations, public meetings and in my office in Dover, many of you have shared your concerns regarding quality healthcare opportunities, workforce development, infrastructure rehabilitation and clean water. We have addressed these challenges and built plans to ensure their long-term success.

Our options for access to quality healthcare continue to grow through partners like Bayhealth Sussex Campus, Nemours Pediatric & Senior Care, Nationwide Healthcare Services and La Red Heath Center. We are attracting more physician, nurses and other healthcare providers through workforce development programs and also reducing healthcare costs by stopping fraud by those that attempt to cheat the system.

Our program to focus on vocation workforce training, the Funding for Alternative Skills Training Act, has gained bipartisan support as we aim to help families build skills they can use to begin a career, start a small business or work from home. Programs that embrace our vocational careers allow our local families to become independent and give them the opportunity to write their own future.

In addition to large infrastructure projects like the Route 1 and 14 overpass in Milford, together we have addressed the rehabilitation of our local roads and added safety measures in our communities. A comprehensive plan for Route 30 from Milford to Milton will be released for public comment early this year, and streets like SE 2nd Street will receive their long-awaited overhaul.

Our team has met with many residents in our communities to address concerns with access to clean water. We have walked door to door asking residents to participate in our free water testing program for wells and connected residents in need with state agencies that can help. Strongly supporting more oversight and protections from wastewater disposal, I have successfully advocated for a real-time monitoring system in our district that will be launched this year.

I have been humbled by not only the support of residents in our community, but their willingness to help get the job done. We have made impressive strides to expand quality healthcare opportunities, strengthen workforce development, rehabilitate our infrastructure and improve access to clean water.

Through our work together, I have learned that there is much more to be done to ensure these efforts serve our communities for our current residents and future generations.

With this knowledge, a proven track record of success and your continued support, I am announcing that I am seeking re-election to be your state representative in the 36th District. Together we can continue to drive progress and build upon the success in our communities.

Rep. Bryan Shupe
36th District, Milford


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