Dog Bites Man: Dennis E. Williams Is Running Again

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 11, 2017

737_lgThis time for State Auditor. Why?:

Representative Williams has been urged by voters, Democratic Committee members, and elected officials throughout the state to bring his experience and qualifications to the position of State Auditor. Dennis has had a career that makes him uniquely qualified for this position.

Raise your hand if you believe anything in that last paragraph. Didn’t think so.

Anyway, for the masochists out there, here is the entire press release. I’ve highlighted the most ridiculous parts of it, although YMMV:

DEMOCRAT DENNIS E WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES RUN FOR DELAWARE STATE AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS

Former State Representative Dennis E Willliams announced this morning that he will be seeking the office of Delaware State Auditor of Accounts in the November 2018 election. Williams established a Statement of Organization with the Delaware Department of Elections for the committee ‘Williams for Auditor’ earlier today.

Representative Williams has been urged by voters, Democratic Committee members, and elected officials throughout the state to bring his experience and qualifications to the position of State Auditor. Dennis has had a career that makes him uniquely qualified for this position.

Representative Williams has over 30 years of experience in business, government, and non-profit accounting, finance, and management. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of a major research library and archive. Dennis is a lifelong Delawarean, a graduate of Concord High School and the University of Delaware, where he earned degrees in Accounting and Financial Management. Dennis also earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton/Engineering).

Representative Williams applied his knowledge and experience to his work as a member of the General Assembly’s Joint Capital Infrastructure Budget Committee, helping to maintain and bring new jobs to the state. He fought for more transparency, accountability, and efficiency from state departments (uh, who, what, when, where, and how, Dennis?) that came before that committee and will bring that fight to the rest of state government. In announcing this campaign, Dennis said “My goal is to focus on modernization and best practices, to eliminate the waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars, and to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent more efficiently and effectively, so we can invest in education, public safety, and the many non-profits that do so much for our communities and our state.”

Political babble is among the most unreadable babble there is.  Let’s be frank here. Dennis E. Williams is one of those people who has to run every election cycle for something.  It’s something in his psyche, and I’m not skilled enough in psychobabble to explain  or understand why.  He didn’t even come close to regaining his rep seat from Sean Matthews last time, and those voters were the people who know him best.  He probably sees what happened with KWS and KHN and figures, ‘Hey, might as well go for it, I’m just like them’. Unsuited to serve the public but dogged enough to luck into elective office if the right set of bizarre circumstances comes to fruition.  Which is how he got elected to the General Assembly in the first place. Too bad Obama’s not at the head of the ticket this time.

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  1. alby says:

    Here’s the thing: That other guy made the name “Dennis Williams” less popular than bedbugs among Delawareans who’ve heard that name at all. He’d get more votes if he changed it to “A. Hitler.” Or Hilter.

  2. jason330 says:

    “He probably sees what happened with KWS and KHN and figures, ‘Hey, might as well go for it, I’m just like them’. Unsuited to serve the public but dogged enough to luck into elective office if the right set of bizarre circumstances come to fruition. ”

    Classic!

  3. mediawatch says:

    If the R’s can have Mike Protack, we’re certainly entitled to have a Dennis E. Williams.

  4. The problem with a D with a pathological need to run is that they might just win. KWS, KHN, and Dennis E. all have. Protack, not so much…

  5. Truth Teller says:

    Incumbents who lose primaries for other-than-idealogical reasons do not make comebacks. KWS was dumped in a Primary because she did not demonstrate competence in the job. Dennis E was dumped in a primary (in a district that is only 1/41th of the state) because he was not competent and did not pay attention to the needs of his constituents.

    He can run but he does not have the credibility or support needed to raise the money needed to wage a statewide Primary campaign. Like her or not, Kathy McG will win the D Primary and, in an anti-Trump year, will finally retire Mr. Wagner.

  6. chris says:

    Dennis cannot win….if you lose in a primary as a sitting state rep, you have major problems….it means that people who know you best do not like you!!!!!!
    Hello Dennis, get a clue.

  7. It’s not about winning to him. He just has a pathological compulsion to run for something every two years. I know not why.

  8. alby says:

    @TT: I’ll take that bet. I don’t think Wagner will lose to a craven DINO with no skills.

  9. I do. She’s a craven DINO with a lot of big money and political movers and shakers behind her. Not to mention we haven’t seen Tom Wagner in four years. I doubt that the intervening years have been kind.

    One more reason why the Democratic Party sucks. They WANT people with no (relevant) skills of their own as long as they are malleable Third Way types. Plus political types think she’s hot.

  10. alby says:

    “Plus political types think she’s hot.”

    I hesitated to say so, but that’s the KHN story, too. In Delaware, running women for political office has nothing to do with liberalism or progressivism. It’s more akin to Harvey Weinsteinism.

    But I’ll still take the bet. People aren’t going to express their anger about Trump in the state auditor’s race. And I see a lot less anti-Trump anger in Delaware than I see most places.

  11. OK: Alby. I’ll buy you a case of your favorite water if you’re right, you can buy me a case of my favorite wine (I’m partial to really expensive pinot noir from Oregon) if I win.

    Deal?

  12. For some reason, I know not why, this song just came to mind:

  13. mouse says:

    This political party thing isn’t working

  14. mouse says:

    I bought a cowboy hat and a big cross at the Rehoboth sidewalk sale. If I can find a 6 shooter and a horse, I see no reason why I can’t run and win in this little state.

  15. alby says:

    Pinot noir? How effete.

    I prefer a wine of the people. Zinfandel.

  16. alby says:

    @mouse: If you challenge Scheissekopf I’ll donate.

  17. I hesitate to bring this up (he lied). But word on the street is that the D’s are not looking to challenge a certain state senator in Sussex County who is in a swing (word deliberate) district who may or may not have been more than a close friend to Park City Kathy. Gee, let’s see…Pete, Val, Kathy and this unnamed public official…does the term’ strange bedfellows’ mean anything to anybody?

    Is Pete once again placing his own political agenda ahead of what’s in the best interests of the Party and Delawareans? 8-Ball sez: ‘Signs point to yes’.

  18. Hey, at times I can AFFORD effete. Especially when you are paying for it. At those times, give me an effete Oregonian pinot noir every time.

  19. alby says:

    In a county where nobody has bothered to tell the full Vance Phillips story, no sexual shenanigans would surprise me.

  20. Paul says:

    Park City and this guy is the best our state party can do? What a shame. Surely there has to be another option. Park City has literally no qualifications and will do whatever Pete wants.

  21. mouse says:

    I’ve seen that POS Phillips in action. Mr. Church with a bible in one hand and a under-aged girl’s butt in his other. Those kind of people make me ill.

  22. JTF says:

    If you people think those people are hot then you need to get out more. Jesus christ.

  23. jason330 says:

    Eeew. I know, right?

  24. Scuttlebutt302 says:

    If I may borrow from Christopher Nolan, Dennis Williams and Park City are the candidates Democrats deserve, but not the ones they need right now.