Thank you to everyone in the 25th District for reelecting me as your State Representative. I am truly humbled by the margin of victory all of my constituents granted me in my re-election effort.
Perhaps my most satisfying experience at the polls on Tuesday was the number of voters from the other side of the political spectrum who approached me to say "you were the only Democrat I’ve ever voted for." This sends me the critical message that working on behalf of all Delawareans, developing ideas and policies that are beneficial to all Delawareans, and considering the wishes, suggestions, and criticisms of all Delawareans is the proper course of action for a public servant to take.
I would not be in position to serve all of you without your votes, kind words, suggestions and well informed critiques of my actions. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the opportunity you have chosen to give me and I will never squander that trust in me. Let me also acknowledge all of those fine citizens who cast their ballot on Tuesday since they all represent the core of American democracy. Thanks you all for your public service.
Rep. John Kowalko
Thank you for visiting my campaign website and finding out more about how I want to make Delaware work better for the people of the 25th Representative District.
I have spent my career as a community activist fighting for your families, working with you to make our neighborhoods vibrant and safer for our children. As your State Representative, I use this same commitment and determination to lead the effort to change the way state government functions.
Like you, I feel the frustration and doubts in how our state government works. Career politicians and special interests have resulted in our government making deals behind the scenes and obstructing the political process, while many of the important issues aren't being addressed.
As your State Representative, I put aside partisan politics and, no matter what the issue, ask only one question: “what’s right for the people I serve?”
I felt particularly blessed to have been instrumental in bringing the Off-Shore Wind Project to Delaware. It would have significantly benefitted the environment, the economy, and all ratepayers while insuring a cleaner, healthier Delaware. That was my first major accomplishment, although the project was stalled due to lack of federal loan guarantees. Over the last ten years, I have also worked on parent/student rights in education, election and lobbying reform, minimum wage increases, elimination of mandatory minimum sentences, and easier access to voting. I have worked continuously with the Public Service Commission to demand fair electrical rates and transparency to ratepayers, and I will continue to push for single-payer health insurance as the only viable way to reduce health costs. I have much more to accomplish for my constituents and welcome the opportunity to continue serving you for the next two years.
Thank you again for taking the time to visit my campaign website. I hope I can count on your support!