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Reps. Gray and Dukes file for re-election

First-time representatives seek seats in lower Sussex County
By Chris Flood | Jun 25, 2014
Source: Submitted photo Standing together at the Sussex County Department of Elections in Georgetown, Reps. Ron Gray (l), R-Selbyville, and Tim Dukes, R-Laurel, file for re-election May 28. Dukes represents the 40th District and Gray represents the 38th District.

Georgetown — Reps. Tim Dukes, R-Laurel, and Ron Gray, R-Selbyville, have filed for re-election to their respective House seats.

The two first-time representatives filed their paperwork May 28.

Dukes, a Laurel resident, represents the 40th District, which encompasses the southwest corner of Sussex County including Laurel and Delmar.

Gray, a Selbyville resident, represents 38th District, which encompasses the southeast corner of Sussex County from the Indian River Inlet to Fenwick Island.

As of June 10 there were no other candidates for either seat.

Dukes has spearheaded a review of Delaware’s child support collection system since being elected and authored legislation last year creating a task force, made up of members from the Delaware Division of Child Support Enforcement, Family Court and the Attorney General’s Office, charged with examining what can be done to collect the hundreds of millions of dollars in past-due child support payments owed to many families in Delaware.

Gray’s first bill to be signed into law, House Bill 70, was a measure recognizing the importance of properly functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as a way to protect the safety of tenants of rental units in Delaware. The bill prohibits a tenant from removing or tampering with a properly functioning detector that had been installed in the rental unit by a landlord.

Dukes serves as the full-time pastor of Central Worship Center in Laurel.

Gray is a professional engineer and owner of several small businesses in the district. He and his wife, Candice, have three grown children.

Readers who wish to receive Dukes’ or Gray's district newsletter should contact Stephanie.Mantegna@state.de.us.

The filing deadline for all candidates is noon, July 8.

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