Well-known state historian Russ McCabe has filed to be a candidate for the 36th District House seat presently held by Rep. George Carey, who has announced his plan to retire at the end of the present session. A long-time resident of the Milton area, McCabe, 53, retired from his position as Director of the Delaware Public Archives in July 2009. Born in Milford and raised in Georgetown, he is a graduate of Sussex Central High School and Radford University. He and his wife Michele are the parents of two sons. In addition to his long career of service in the field of Delaware history, he has been an active participant in numerous community organizations. A Democrat, McCabe served from 1987-91 as Sussex County’s Recorder of Deeds.
“The 36th District has been very fortunate to have George Carey as its Representative in Dover,” said McCabe. “Like George, it is my intention to represent the interests of all of the district’s citizens regardless of political affiliation. With so many issues of critical importance facing our state’s leaders today, we cannot afford the crippling effects of partisanship. As a parent and person with a deep love for his native state, my goal is to do whatever is necessary to ensure a brighter future for our neighbors and their families. First and foremost, we must find creative ways to encourage the growth of businesses and creation of jobs. To do so we must focus on enhanced education and training opportunities and policies which support a diverse and growing economy. The hallmark quality of an effective legislator is their responsiveness to the daily needs and concerns of the people they serve. I strongly believe that my deep knowledge of Delaware and its government will serve as a valuable asset when obtaining the information and solutions they seek.”