Donald Ayotte to run for 20th District seatFormer Republican now member of Independent Party
Donald Ayotte, who lives near Georgetown, has announced his candidacy for the 20th District Representative seat as a member of the Independent Party of Delaware. The seat is currently held by Republican Steve Smyk.
Ayotte – as a Republican – lost in a run for Sussex County’s Third Councilmanic District in 2012 against Democrat incumbent Joan Deaver. He resigned his committee position in the Republican Party this year and accepted a position as Independent Party of Delaware's director of special operations.
Ayotte said serving constituents according to the Delaware and U.S. Constitutions is the primary job of a representative of the people. “I abhor legislation that violates citizens' constitutional and civil rights,” he said.
“I will work to enforce constitutional law and halt statutory laws and regulations that violate the citizens of Delaware's rights,” Ayotte said. “Laws are being passed in Delaware that infringe on our rights across the board, without checks and balances that should be in place in the Constitutional Republic that our founding fathers envisioned.
“When elected, I will work to represent the people of the 20th District and Delaware to pass constitutional legislation that will support both their civil rights and economic freedom. The people of Delaware should not be represented, by a special interest oligarchy that imposes its will on the citizenry, without opposition,” he said.