Charles Postles (R)

State Representative District 33

If elected, what would be your top three legislative initiatives?
My top three legislative initiatives are the budget, working on improving the economy, and reforming education.

  • I want to see a reduction in government spending, which would address the state budget issues facing Delaware.
  • We need to work to expand the economy and increase jobs not only in the 33rd district, but in the entire state.
  • In order to reform education, I would like to see more money returned to the classroom, as well as control and autonomy given back to the school districts.

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?
Perhaps there could be some consolidation of certain aspects of each individual district (i.e., purchasing supplies).

The City of Wilmington forming its own school district?
Being that I am from downstate and not familiar with the school districts of New Castle County, I do not feel that I have the knowledge to answer this question adequately.

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 of the 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 ofexisting beachfront?
Landowners that are locally affected by this issue should pay the increased cost of maintaining infrastructure.

A statewide reassessment of property values?
Yes.

Elimination of a property tax exemption for qualified senior citizens?
New seniors moving into the area should have a 5-year delay prior to qualifying for a tax exemption.

LEGAL & REGULATORY REFORM

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?
Yes.

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

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

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