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Why Do Some People Who Run for Office Feel the Need to Lie?



I just cannot understand why some people feel the need to lie when running for office. My opponent, Jim Startzman, who ran against me two years ago, put up a post on his Representative Facebook Page which stated that I was a representative only 17% of the time. I find personal attacks and nasty ads to be a tool to deflect from the real issues. I think you should run on the work that you have done or propose to do. I do think you should defend yourself when someone is lying about your record.

I did go on my opponent’s page and left a comment and so did many others in defense of me. Thank you to all that did make a post on his page, I really appreciated seeing all of your comments. Mr. Startzman eventually started deleting certain comments and eventually deleted the entire post – so much for Freedom of Speech. I happened to make a copy the post earlier in the day.  Mr. Startzman was using a Conservative Report Card who graded all Delaware legislators on how we voted on certain issues, that is where he got the 17%. I have been in office for four years and I have never missed a day. Mr. Startzman, if you are going to lie, people are going to call you out!  See below to read his Facebook post and comments that where left.

Is Too Much Homework Counterproductive?

I have to say, my children sometimes came home with too much homework. I do not like the summer work that some schools hand out. Kids need down time. Kids volunteer their time during the summer months, they have summer jobs, their families go on vacation; and then they are saddled with all that summer work, not a big fan!

The below is a comment that was left on my Facebook page.

I’ll tell you one thing schoolboards need to look into is the amount of work given to high schoolers, especially in AP classes. It’s insane, and puts way too much stress on kids. I really think that my child has a larger work load than I had in Law School. And these poor kids don’t get 6 weeks off for winter break, they are worked through the holidays. It literally flies in the face of all the studies I’ve seen that say this level of homework is counterproductive.