Delaware House District 6  encompasses the suburban area just north of Wilmington between Concord Pike and Silverside Road and from Foulk Road to the Delaware River. The incumbent for District 6, State Representative Debra Heffernan, is being challenged by Mr. Jeff Olmstead  on Tuesday (November 6). Bike Delaware sent a short (just three questions) survey to Representative…
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Delaware House District 6  encompasses the suburban area just north of Wilmington between Concord Pike and Silverside Road and from Foulk Road to the Delaware River. The incumbent for District 6, State Representative Debra Heffernan, is being challenged by Mr. Jeff Olmstead  on Tuesday (November 6).

Bike Delaware sent a short (just three questions) survey to Representative Heffernan and Mr. Olmstead. Each question simply asked for the candidates' views on the three major pieces of walking/cycling legislation that have been passed by the Delaware General Assembly in the last 8 years:

I voted for, or agree with,  Walkable Bikeable Delaware (2011), which called for strategic investments by the Delaware Department of Transportation in infrastructure for walking and cycling.I voted for, or agree with, the Healthy and Transit-Friendly Development Act (2016), which established a mechanism in Delaware state law for State and local governments to coordinate transportation investments and land use regulation in order to encourage the development of walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly communities.I voted for, or agree with, the Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act (2017), which made changes to Delaware's Rules of the Road relating to bicycles (and farm equipment and animal-drawn vehicles).

Representative Heffernan answered “Strongly Agree” to all three statements. In addition, beyond simply supporting those bills when they came up for a vote, she was also a cosponsor of both Walkable Bikeable Delaware (in 2011) and the Healthy and Transit-Friendly Development Act (in 2015).

Mr. Olmstead answered “Strongly Agree” to all three statements.

From Claymont in the North to Dagsboro in the South, there are dozens of competitive Delaware Senate and House races that will be decided by our votes on November 6. Check out Bike Delaware's 2018 Voter's Guide for information on all these races.

Get informed. And then vote smart on November 6.

Check out Bike Delaware's 2018 Voter's Guide