David Wilson (R)

State Representative District 35

If elected, what would be your top three legislative initiatives?

  • Our spending is out of control. We simply seem to spend 
and spend without regard for the future.
  • Government Regulation. The footprint of government continues to 
get bigger each day it seems. We need to reduce the size of government, reduce regulations and streamline the impact of government on the people.
  • Economic Development. With growing competition, Delaware must take steps to create good-paying jobs. Out state needs to be more business and job-friendly. We have to stop regulating and taxing our industries out of existence.

If elected, what would be the one piece of legislation that you would repeal from this past session?
Even though  it  would  be  impossible  to  ‘repeal’  the  budget,  I  continue to be troubled by the manner in which our state addresses finances. Rather than make difficult decisions to control spending and debt, we just spend more money and incur more debt – or raise taxes, fees and costs. I do not believe we can continue down this road.

WORKFORCE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Do you support…

Right to Work legislation, including Enterprise Zones, and if elected, will you work to get the law enacted in Delaware?
Yes.

Strengthening federal, state and private investment to build an entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem?
Yes.

EDUCATION

Do you support…

Reducing centralized State control over education and giving more autonomy and control over the operation of the education system to local county boards of education? 

Yes.

In favor of  consolidating Delaware’s 19 school districts to a smaller number?
No.

The City of Wilmington forming its own school district?
No.

The adoption of measures which would redirect per capita state and local Board of Education administrative costs into the classroom, knowing that Delaware is near the top ofthe nation in per capita central administration expenditures?
Yes.

Expanded education choice such as charter schools, education savings accounts, vouchers and homeschooling options?
Yes.

The moratorium on new charter schools? 

No.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Do you support…

An increase on the Motor Fuel Tax in order to support capacity expansion?
No.

The development of additional natural gas capacity and pipelines to Kent and Sussex counties
Yes.

The creation of incentives and the easing of hurdles to foster accelerated growth of broadband service Sussex County?
Yes.

The state of Delaware continuing to force taxpayers to fund beach infrastructure in the face of rising sea levels that threaten continued use of existing beachfront? 

No.

A statewide reassessment of property values? 

No.

Elimination of a property tax exemption for qualified senior citizens? 

No.

LEGAL & REGULATORY REFORM

Do you support…

Mandatory and regular across-the-board legislative audits and performance review of all spending units in state government?
Yes.

Granting broader statutory powers to the Office of the Attorney General to assist the legislative auditor in audit and investigatory programs for all spending units of state government?
No.

A move toward ensuring that State employee benefits are commensurate with the private sector? 

No.

The redevelopment of industrial sites that have lost their grandfathered status under the Coastal Zone Act?
Yes.

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