Dagsboro’s Connor seeking 41st District Representative seat

DAGSBORO – Former town of Dagsboro Mayor S. Bradley “Brad” Connor is again seeking elected office in Delaware’s House of Representatives.

Mr. Connor, a Democrat, has filed for 41st Representative District, setting up a rematch with Rich Collins, a Republican from Millsboro who defeated Mr. Connor in the 2016 election.

Brad Connor

The 41st District includes Millsboro, Dagsboro, Frankford, Selbyville and Gumboro.

Along with agriculture and tourism being the two largest contributors to the Delaware economy, Sussex County has the fastest growing population in the state, Mr. Connor notes.

At the heart of that growth is the 41st District and Millsboro alone has the highest growth rate of any municipality in inland Sussex County.  Mr. Connor believes Sussex County, and the 41st Representative District in particular, deserve “a more equitable representation in the budget based on their contribution to the state revenue.”

As a representative Mr. Connor pledges to advocate for more involvement from state agencies to find solutions to the traffic and pollution problems that are affecting the residents of the 41st District and all of Sussex County.

A fiscal conservative Mr. Connor believes spending needs to have “tangible and measurable benefit to the people of Delaware.”

Mr. Connor says he has the contacts throughout the state to bring the appropriate assets to bear on the issues confronting the County. He says his proven track record in this area is demonstrated by his success in securing funding from various agencies to install a new water treatment facility for Dagsboro in his capacity as mayor. Mr. Connors also notes he worked to obtain $2.9 million of grant and aid for sewer in 1998 and obtained $3.8 million grant and aid for central water in 2005.

Mr. Connor pledges he will bring this ability to negotiate in favor of his constituents to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Connor, who was raised in Bethany Beach, has been a business owner in Sussex County for 40 years.

He served on the Dagsboro town council from 1987-2005 and from 2012-2014, much of time as mayor. Mr. Connor presently serves on the Dagsboro Planning and Zoning Commission.  He is a past president of the Sussex Rotary and is still a member.

Mr. Connor and wife Penny have been married for 36 years. They have two grown children.

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