Camden – Although he officially filed on February 16th, Camden Mayor Justin King kicked-off his race for Delaware’s open 17th Senate District seat, last night. King and roughly 150 of his supporters filled the room at the Camden Wyoming Fire Company Banquet Hall.
King is running on a platform of education reform, government spending and public safety, according to a post on his Facebook page. He points to “Camden’s positive performance in recent years as an indicator of his common-sense approach which has delivered balanced budgets, increased police protection and the ability to work with all sides to solve pressing issues at no additional costs to taxpayers.”
His to the point slogan “It’s not the message you speak, but the action you deliver.” sums up his message to voters. King emphasizes his platform issues and believes officials have talked for years with no results. “It’s time we deliver for all the families and communities in Delaware.” , said King
King, who is currently serving his third term as the Mayor of Camden, Delaware, has a long history of public service and business experience. After earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at Wilmington University, King served as a police officer with the Town of Camden from 2004-2009 and later Vice Mayor to Camden. In addition to his duties as Mayor, King has taken over for his father, running King Family Companies (Kent Oil & Propane Co., Kent Landscaping Co., Carl King Tire Co., Blake Holdings Co.), where his currently the President of the company.
The 17th Senate District seat is currently held by Senator Brian Bushweller, who has announced that he will be retiring from the Delaware General Assembly.