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  • Rep. Carson elected to third term for District 28

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  • Rep. William Carson, of Smyrna, won his re-election bid over his Republican opponent Chris Sylvester, also of Smyrna, with 71.1 percent of the vote in District 28 in Tuesday's election.
    Carson garnered 6,104 votes compared to Sylvester's 2,478, or 28.9 percent.
    This will be Carson's third term as representative of the district. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.
    "I'm just humbled to be able to serve the people of the 28th district and the state of Delaware," Carson said. "And I will do my best with the confidence they have placed on me."
    Sylvester put his hat in the race late this summer out of concern that Republican voters wouldn't have a choice in the election.
    Coming into the campaign, Sylvester said he wasn't sure what to expect and while trying to be realistic, his desire to win only grew as he inched closer to election day. Though the campaign was exciting, Sylvester said there's a sense of relief now that the election is over.
    "I just think it was a great experience nobody can take away me," Sylvester said. "I'm looking forward to what the future has to offer."
    Sylvester pointed to his young age, 26, as something that gave him a unique perspective of the election. He said a lot of people approached him about running again in the future and while he can't say so soon after the election that he's 100 percent sure he'll run again, Sylvester said it's highly likely he'll consider running again.
    "There's just so many opportunities and experiences I've gained from this," Sylvester said. "I don't see myself just standing by."
    Talking to people on the campaign trail, Carson said the main concerns of residents revolved around jobs, small businesses and education. So his top priorities will be to maintain a balanced budget and a triple A bond rating for the state, to work with small businesses to help them grow and prosper, and to work with education and agriculture in helping them prosper.
    Carson also said he's always available to his constituents to try and help them; he can be reached at his office number at 744-4022.
    "Once again I want to thank all my workers and supporters," Carson said.
    Email Jennifer Dailey at jennifer.dailey@doverpost.com.
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