Mitchell files for the 20th District Senate seat

OCEAN VIEW – Perry J. Mitchell of Ocean View is a state Senate candidate.

He filed May 13 at the Board of Elections as the Democratic nominee for the 20th Senate seat currently held by Republican Gerald Hocker, whom Mr. Mitchell calls “a do nothing senator.”

Mr. Mitchell, 77, says he is running to bring jobs to Sussex County to help the local economy.

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“I will work on job legislation for the residents of the 20th Senate District,” said Mr. Perry. “Hocker has not used his legislative powers to improve the local economy nor done anything to stop the rising inequality in Delaware. Too many people have not recovered from the recent recession and are living from paycheck to paycheck and are doing it rather miserably. The richest five percent of households in Delaware have average incomes 10.5 times as large as the bottom 20 percent of households and 3.6 times as large as the middle 20 percent of households.”

Mr. Perry says the inequality between the richest and poorest in Delaware is striking.

“If elected, I will have the support of the majority party to implement my ideas to bring jobs to Sussex County and stop this rising inequality,’ he said. “I am asking those in the 20th district to support my campaign.”

Mr. Mitchell is married to Jill Goodwin Mitchell, a native of Rehoboth Beach.  He worked as a professor of political science at Northern Virginia Community College for more than 40 years and settled Delaware in 1996.  He has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut, plus an ABD from Catholic University.   Mr. Mitchell served on the Ocean View Planning and Zoning Commission and the Ocean View Town Council from 2004 to 2011.

He is the owner of Perry’s Computer Repair and repairs computers in his spare time.

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