Activist Carter to challenge Powers for New Castle County Council

Filed in National by on April 25, 2018

WDEL is reporting that Dave Carter has filed for New Castle County Council, in a primary race to unseat Bill “No Show” Powers.

A longtime activist is running for New Castle County Council in hopes of representing an area that spans both sides of the canal.

David Carter lived his entire life in New Castle County and has lived on a protected farm in Townsend for the last 18 years. Spanning from Bear, north of Summit Bridge and down to Smyrna, he called the 6th district, an area with a burgeoning population that’s been under-served.

“The time has come where we have to have somebody who’s much more actively working with our communities, much more actively working with our towns and advocating for the needs and the services that we really do need…and I think we deserve,” he said.

South of the canal is in need of a regional park, a library, and a paramedic station, all three of which have been points of contention. Affordable housing is another key area in need of growth.

“A library would be great; parks are critical. I would really like to work and to see the county develop some form of a land protection program, whether that’s a formal ag program or something else.”

I live on the edge of that district and Powers, like my council member Bill Bell, is absolutely useless.
How useless? I’ve been digging into council meeting attendance, and the numbers are shocking.

Stay tuned.

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  1. jason330 says:

    BTW – Carter is as earnest and civic minded as anyone I’ve met in Delaware.

    He is also a tireless campaigner and I’m pretty sure that his shoe leather in the 9th RD put Markell over the top in his primary race against Carney.

  2. Oh, wow! What an upgrade this would be.