SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- Sussex County's three Democratic candidates said their push is for small businesses, job creation and giving this portion of Sussex County the attention it deserves on a state level.
Voters will choose either Bob Frederick, Mike Miller and Andy Staton as the Democratic nominee for the state's newly created 6th District Senate seat on Tuesday.
Bob Frederick, who was the longest serving mayor in Dewey Beach, said some of his goals are jobs, education, tourism and transportation.
"Recently a new priority of public safety has taken the forefront, because of the tragedies that have occurred on the highway behind me [Route 1] and it's something that I can have an immediate impact on, one of my ideas is to possibly try to get a pedestrian cross walk," said Frederick.
Gov. Jack Markell publicly endorsed candidate Andy Staton, a Sussex County realtor who has served on the state's economic committee.
"It's important because this seat has the ability to create advocacy for someone to represent Southern Delaware and for someone to deliver results and to focus on job development, job creation and for someone who's in the business community, part of the community and been a community advocate," said Staton.
Staton's endorsement is not worrying third candidate Mike Miller, who said he is committed to helping small business owners.
"I am asking you the voters, please do not let Governor Markell and Pete Schwartzkopf ram a candidate down our throats and expect you to get out and just vote for him because they say so," said Miller. "I'm a family man, a community man, and I'm asking for your support, let me be accountable for you."
The polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m.
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