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  • Johnson keeps 8th District seat

  • Residents in Delaware's 8th House of Representatives district reelected Quinton Johnson as their voice in Dover.
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  • Residents in Delaware's 8th House of Representatives district reelected Quinton Johnson as their voice in Dover.
    Johnson, a Democrat, said that he is looking forward to serving the Middletown area for another two years.
    Republican Matt Brown, a first-time candidate, received about 31 percent of the area's votes.
    The end results of the election Tuesday were what Johnson said he was expecting.
    The number one thing Johnson said that he will continue to focus on is jobs.
    "We have seen significant growth in M.O.T.," he said. "The state looks upon Middletown as being successful."
    Both men also focused their campaigns on educations, being as both have backgrounds in early childhood education.
    Brown said Tuesday night that he will continue to stand up and fight for Delawareans, despite his loss.
    "I will continue my focus on education and working with local officials to ensure Middletown is still the best place in Delaware to live," he said.
    Education has always been, and always will be, Johnson's forefront he said.
    "I will work and improve early childhood initiatives in the state," he said.
    Johnson emphasized that education is now a birth through age 21 initiative, and not just kindergarten through twelfth grade anymore.
    "I understand what it's about and how important it is," he said.
    Another thing Johnson said that he will continue to do is bring jobs to the Middletown area through capital projects and by bringing in support companies to help those that are already settled in town.
    The 8th District is primarily a Democratic area.
    Johnson received nearly 7,000 of the 10,000 votes caste by its residents.
    It's not all about party-politics though.
    Johnson, as well as Brown, both work with their competing parties.
    In Dover, Johnson serves on bipartisan committees and has worked with Republicans on legislation.
    "Our state faces many challenges," Brown said, "and it is my hope that both parties will come together for the good of Delaware."

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