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Purcell gives Democrats a candidate in 18th District State Senate race

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The Democrats now have a candidate for the state Senate race in the 18th district.


Milford’s Jim Purcell announced his candidacy to replace the retiring Senate Minority Leader Gary Simpson (R-Milford) Thursday.

Purcell has worked in education and public policy, and was the Delaware Democratic Party’s Executive Director from 1997 to 2001. He’s currently the Director of Business Development and Community Relations at Dover Behavioral Health.


Purcell lists the environment, economy and health care as top issues, and said in a statement he is, “here to listen and hopefully be a voice for members of this exceptional district.”


Purcell faces Republican State Representative Dave Wilson—who announced his candidacy in February, shortly after Simpson said he would not be running for a sixth term.


Senate District 18 includes Milford, Ellendale and Slaughter Beach.


The election takes place November 6th.

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