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Delaware Governor 2024


My name is Jerry Price. I am a retired NYPD officer. I had the privilege of trying to help our nation during the 911 attacks. I moved my family to the beautiful state of Delaware twenty years ago in the hopes of a fresh start and an easy retirement. I ended up working for the Rehoboth Beach Police Department. Unfortunately, health issues from my previous job inhibited my ability to patrol/protect. I am speaking out because I have seen so many wrongs in our great state that I would like to correct. Here are some of my suggestions for our state legislatures:

1. Insurance – A massive obstacle that I have faced, has been dealing with insurance companies. I have always paid for insurance, yet have an astronomical amount of medical debt because my health
insurance is refused. Because of my police career, I have suffered heart attacks, cancer, and the list goes on. My greatest hope is that if you have insurance, it should be accepted by whatever medical provider best fits your needs, and only required to pay the co-pay amount.

2. Nursing Homes – If a person must be admitted into a nursing home, this should not mean they lose their entire life savings. I have, unfortunately, seen so many families crumble because of nursing home debt. It just isn’t fair.

3. Drug Crimes – If someone is caught smuggling drugs into Delaware, there should be harsh punishment. I also believe that there should be better rehabilitation programs available for those with alcohol and drug addictions. Prison should not be the only place where people can get help. For some, that means it’s too late. In an effort to stem this mounting problem, I will triple the Narcotic Units.

4. Combatting Crime – To help reduce crime, I would like to see more officers on the streets. In New York, no officer was ever without a partner. In today’s environment, it is too dangerous for an officer to be alone in hostile situations. I would like to see a better Neighborhood Stabilization Unit (NSU) to make people safer in Delaware. No one should ever fear their own neighborhood. Also, in an effort to reduce crime, I will authorize the installation of police cameras on all roadways coming into Delaware.

5. Schools – I am all for college and career readiness. Some districts have done a great job at setting up career pathways for those not interested in college. I hope to see secondary schools giving more opportunities for internships in the various trades. I also feel that this would help alleviate some of the unemployment issues that our state faces. Invest in our students, and you invest in our community, as well as our future.

6. There will be only two genders recognized, and men will not be playing in women’s sports.

7. I will never close small I businesses.

8. I will never make electric vehicles mandatory.

9. I will require Del Dot to use illuminating paint on all roadway lines. Whenever possible, construction will be done between the hours of 8PM and 4AM.

10. I will not advocate the installation of onshore/offshore windmills. I do not think they are cost effective.


Your friend and neighbor,

Jerry Price