Delaware Public Media

2018 Candidate Conversations: State Treasurer

Sep 30, 2018

The 2018 election cycle is now in full swing.

As part of our election coverage, Delaware Public Media is offering a series a Candidate Conversations - including in the race for Delaware State Treasurer.

We’ve reached out to all candidates that have filed to run in the races for U.S. House and  U.S. Senate, as well as the races for state Attorney General, State Auditor and State Treasurer and invited them to sit down with us. Candidates in each race are being asked the same set of questions to allow you to get to know then and compare them.

In the race for State Treasurer, incumbent Republican Ken Simpler is seeking a second term. He's being challenged by Democrat Colleen Davis and the Green Party's David Chandler.

Candidate Conversations are part of Delaware Debates 2018, a collaboration between Delaware Public Media and the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication.


David Chandler previously ran for State Treasurer in 2014, finishing third behind Republican Ken Simpler and Democrat Sean Barney.  He also ran unsucccessfully for the State Senate 8th District seat in the Newark area in 2016.


Colleen Davis is making her first bid for public office after working as a financial consultant for medical systems in and around the state of Delaware.


Ken Simpler is seeking a second term as Treasurer.  He won the office in 2014, defeating Democrat Sean Barney and the Green Party’s David Chandler to become the first non-incumbent Republican to win a statewide race  since 1994.