Delaware’s Constitution does not allow for the appointment or special election if their is a vacancy in the Lt. Governor’s office.
Governor Jack Markell is rumored wanting to petition the courts to see if he can be allowed to appoint someone to that position.
Word on the street is he would appoint House Speaker Pete Schwartzkoff, D-Rehoboth. Not that Pete is not qualified but that is the only leadership position we have in Sussex County. His position will certainly go to New Castle County since the majorities in Kent and Sussex Counties are Republicans.
His position would become vacant causing a special election. Traditionally Democrats don’t do well in special elections.
I have a better idea; Robert Venables of Laurel who was just defeated for his State Senate seat. Their is no better qualified person; integrity, honesty, knows all the senators, and would work for the people. All of that may not qualify him for that position; that too will probably go to one of the governor’s cronies.
This idea is not mine; it is being circulation on a non-partisan basis with Republicans leading the drive.
What do you think?