Senator Gary Simpson, (R – Milford) and Senator Greg Lavelle (R- Sharpley) will retain their positions as the Senate Minority Leader and Minority Whip. Members of the Republican Caucus voted last week to keep leadership the same, following the election.
Speaking after the caucus reorganization meeting, Senator Simpson said he enjoyed the last eight years as the caucus’ leader and was happy to still have the support of its members. That support and unity will be necessary in the coming session.
“Delaware has a lot on its plate to get the economy moving,” said Senator Simpson. “I look forward to an all-out effort from my caucus to achieve that goal.”
Senator Lavelle joined Senator Simpson in looking to the issues the state is facing.
“I’m pleased to again join with Gary Simpson as our caucus prepares to tackle a challenging year and address the critical issues facing Delaware – the economy, education and public safety. I appreciate the confidence that our caucus members have placed in us,” said Senator Lavelle.
In addition to choosing leadership, the Senate Republican Caucus also welcomed its newest member, Anthony Delcollo. Delcollo (R- Marshallton), is a Delaware native, Eagle Scout, graduate of Salesianum High School, La Salle University and Seton Hall School of Law. Currently, Delcollo practices at Cooch and Taylor, P.A. in the areas of employment law, commercial law, landlord/tenant law, construction litigation, and civil rights/Constitutional law.
“Anthony Delcollo will be an excellent addition to the Delaware State Senate. He earned a tremendous victory with hard work, determination and listening to those he was seeking to represent. Now that he has been elected, I have no doubt that he will put that same determination to making positive changes and fully representing the 7th Senatorial District that he grew up in and loves so much,” said Senator Lavelle.