MIKE SMITH


DISTRICT 22 STATE REPRESENTATIVE

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Michael Smith for state representative

MIKE SMITH FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Our state is going through a period of reinvention. With the loss of two manufacturing plants and the change of DuPont as we once knew, it has shifted Delaware’s landscape. Our middle-class has been decimated, our healthcare costs are out of control, our budget is volatile and unsustainable, and we continue to lag by national standards in education. For the last two decades, Representative Joe Miro worked tirelessly to find solutions for these issues; with his retirement from the General Assembly, I am eager to continue in his foot steps to represent the 22nd district.

I’m running because I have the passion to make an impact. My wife and I have dedicated our lives to service through numerous nonprofit organizations, volunteer work and philanthropy. Now, I’d like to give back through public service and policy. As a caregiver to my grandmother, father of two young boys, and husband, I’m driven to make an impact to improve on education, healthcare, economic development and our state budget. I address these issues every day in my professional and personal life, and I’d like to bring that passion and experience to Dover to represent the people of 22nd District.

With reinvention comes a new identity. After relying on DuPont as our economic driver for over a century, Delaware is in need of a makeover. With a top-tier research university, it’s time to capitalize on our geography as a model for the rest of the country. That means industry collaborating with university research to create and innovate Delaware’s future economy. With a focus on science, technology and advanced research, we can bring high-paying jobs back to Delaware.

With our education system ranked amongst the highest in the country in per-pupil spending and one of the lowest in student performance, we need a new education outlook. Our children are our greatest investment. We need political will to get us past words and to action. Give power back to the teachers. Reduce the time teachers spend teaching to a test and provide them the flexibility to be educators. Allow them the creativity to individualize their teaching for better student outcomes to ultimately ensure better success in college and career readiness.

Delaware desperately needs to focus on healthcare spending. Delaware’s per capita spending for healthcare is $10,254 – more than 25% above the U.S. average. Without changes in healthcare spending, Delaware’s spending is projected to balloon to $21.5 billion. We need to refocus the model on spending and prioritize measures on prevention and wellness. I am ready to create policies and programs to incentivize aging in place and improve the current care model so Delaware can avoid a fiscal cliff.

It’s time that we renew our focus and put an actionable plan on the table that will guide Delaware into the future. I look forward to having these conversations with friends, neighbors, business owners and residents of the 22nd District over the coming months.

DO YOU LIVE IN DISTRICT 22?

District Names A-J

ADARE VILLAGE
AINSLEY WOODS
AUTUMNWOOD
BEECH HILL
BERKELEY FARMS
BERKSHIRE
BON MONT
BRIDLESHIRE FARMS
CADIA REHAB
CHESTNUT VALLEY
CHICOURT ACRES
CORNER KETCH
COTSWOLD HILLS
DEACONS WALK
DENNISON RIDGE
DRUMMOND FARMS
DRUMMOND HILL APTS
DRUMMOND NORTH
EASTBURN FARMS
EDEN DELL
FAIRWAY FALLS
FOX FIRE
GRANTCHESTER
HAMPTON POINTE
HEATHER VALLEY
HIGHLAND WEST
HIGHLANDS AT THE RIDGE
HILLS OF HOCKESSIN
HILLSTREAM
HITCHENS FARM
HOCKESSIN GREENE
HOCKESSIN HUNT
HOCKESSIN VALLEY FALLS
HUNTERS RIDGE

JACKS LANE
JARRELL FARMS

District Names L-Y

LAKEWOOD FARM
LAMATAN
LAMBETH RIDING
LANTANA SQUARE
LIMESTONE HILLS
LIMESTONE HILLS WEST
LIMESTONE NORTH
LINDEN HEATH
LINDEN KNOLL
LINDEN KNOLL CONDOS
LINDEN RIDGE
LINDEN WAY
LITTLE BALTIMORE
MANORCARE HEALTH SVCS
MARRA LANDING
MEADOWDALE
MEETING HOUSE HILL
MENDENHALL VILLAGE
MERESTONE
MERMAID RUN
MERMAID RUN II
MEWS AT HOCKESSIN
MIDDLE RUN CROSSING
MORNINGSIDE
NORTH STAR
NORTH STAR CHASE
OAKWOOD HILLS
PATTERSON FARM
PEPPER RIDGE
PIERSONS RIDGE
PINES OF PK CRK VALL
POST CROSSING

QUAIL RIDGE
ROLLING RIDGE
SILVERWOOD
SMITH MILL FARMS
SOUTHWOOD
SOUTHWOOD ESTATES
SPRING MEADOW
STENNING WOODS
STIRRUP FARMS
STONERIDGE
STONEY BATTER CONDOS
STONEY CREEK PLAZA
SUNSET VALLEY
TENBY CHASE
THE BLUFFS
THE GREAT GOOD PLACE
THE PINES
THE RIDGE
THISTLEBERRY FARMS
THOMAS POINTE
VALLEBROOK
VALLEY POINTE
VILLAGE OF MANLEY
VILLAGE OF PLUM RUN
VINCENT LANE
VLG OF MTG HSE HILL
WOOD RIDGE
WOODS AT LIMESTONE HLS
YEATMAN ESTATES
YORKTOWNE

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