Delaware Vet Kim Petters Makes It Official, Takes Aim At Long Held State Senate Seat

After months of rumors, it’s official. A widely known Delaware parental rights advocate and a mother of four has announced her candidacy for State Senate.

Last week Kim Petters announced that she has officially filed to run for the 16th Senatorial District in Dover. Petters, a Delaware veteran gained popularity in the last couple of years as she fought for parental rights, the 2nd Amendment, and a number of other issues.

She is also both the founder and President of the State’s largest women’s 2nd amendment group, the Women’s Defense Coalition.

“Over the last few years, our state faced arduous challenges,” Petters said in a statement released this morning. “The people of District 16 deserve a Senator who will stand up for business owners, veterans, students, teachers, first responders, and community members.”

Petters will take on longtime incumbent State Senator Colin Bonini in the Republican primary later this year. This will be Bonini’s first primary challenger since he took office 27 years ago in 1995.

Petters when on to say that she has fought tirelessly to stand up against the establishment in Dover, specifically as it pertains to unconstitutional mandates and restrictions. “As a mother to four children across the Caesar Rodney School District, she understands parental concerns with respect to Delaware’s educational system and is committed to addressing concerns and navigating obstacles.”

“There has arguably never been a greater time in our state’s history where true leadership and representation has been warranted”, added Petters.

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