2018 House of Representatives Candidate Survey

The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence (DeCAGV) is a statewide organization focused on preventing gun violence by promoting sensible gun laws and addressing the root causes of gun violence. As such, we have created a survey about issues related to gun violence prevention in Delaware and at the federal level. The responses from the candidates running for the House of Representatives serve as an educational reference for Delaware voters in the 2018 elections. Access the hyperlinks to read the candidates’ longer answers.
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Candidate
(Political Party)
Dist.  Would you support
legislation to change the age of a
person who can
purchase a firearm in Delaware from 18 to 21, similar to HB 330 (during the 149th General Assembly)?
Would you support “unsafe storage of a firearm”
legislation, which would revise the crime of
‘unlawfully
permitting a child access to a firearm’ from a class A
misdemeanor to a class B
misdemeanor, similar to what was laid out in HB 366
(during the 149th General Assembly)?
Would you support
efforts to
prohibit the
manufacture, sale,
purchase,
transfer, or
delivery of
large-capacity magazines, as they were
defined in HB 375 (during the 149th General Assembly)?
Would you support efforts to prohibit the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase,
receipt,
possession, or
transport of assault weapons in Delaware, as they were
defined in SB 163 (during the 149th General Assembly)?
Would you support
efforts to
prohibit the
manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase,
receipt,
possession, or transport of silencers
(suppressors) in Delaware?
Would you oppose
Concealed
Carry
Reciprocity legislation, which would allow anyone who can carry a concealed gun in one state to carry it another?
 Would you support
legislation to ban the
production, sale, transfer,
distribution,
possession, and use of 3D printed firearms?
Nnamdi O.
Chukwuocha (D)
1 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stephanie T.
Bolden (D)
2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sherry Dorsey Walker (D) 3 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Gerald L.
Brady (D)
4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kendra
Johnson (D)
5 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Debra
Heffernan (D)
6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jeffrey L.
Olmstead [R]
6 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Raymond
Seigfried (D)
7 No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Scott
Gesty (L)
7 No No No No No No No
Eric
Braunstein [R]
7 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Quinton S.
Johnson (D)
8 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Cody Ryan
McNutt (L)
8 No No No No No No No
Daniel
Zitofsky [R]
8 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Monique
Johns (D)
9 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Kevin S.
Hensley [R]
9 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Sean
Matthews (D)
10 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Erin L.
Wienner [R]
10 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Paul A.
Thornburg (D)
11 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Jeffry N.
Spiegelman [R]
11 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Krista
Griffith (D)
12 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deborah D.
Hudson [R]
12 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
John
Mitchell Jr. (D)
13 No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Peter
Schwartzkopf(D)
14 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
James L.
Demartino [R]
14 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Valerie
Longhurst (D)
15 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Amy
Merlino (L)
15 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Franklin D.
Cooke Jr. (D)
16 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Albert John
Ament [R]
16 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Melisa
Minor-Brown(D)
17 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
David
Bentz (D)
18 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Kimberly
Williams (D)
19 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
James R.
Startzman Jr. [R]
19 No No No No No No No
John
Bucchioni (D)
20 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Harry R.
Smouse Jr. (L)
20 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Stephan
Smyk [R]
20 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Stephanie
Barry (D)
21 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Michael
Ramone [R]
21 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Guillermina
Gonzalez (D)
22 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Michael F. Smith [R] 22 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Paul
Baumbach (D)
23 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Edward
Osienski (D)
24 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
William W.
Dilks Sr. [R]
24 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
John A.
Kowalko Jr. (D)
25 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bryan K.
Rash [R]
25 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
John
Viola (D)
26 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Justin
Cruice [R]
26 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Earl G.
Jaques Jr. (D)
27 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
William
Hinds (L)
27 No No No No No No No
William J.
Carson Jr. (D)
28 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Charlotte
Middleton [R]
28 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
William
Bush (D)
29 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Robin R.
Hayes [R]
29 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Charles
Groce (D)
30 Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
W. Shannon
Morris [R]
30 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Sean
Lynn (D)
31 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
David Levi
Anderson [R]
31 No No No No No No Yes
Andria
Bennet (D)
32 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Cheryl
Precourt [R]
32 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
James Todd
Webb (D)
33 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Charles S.
Postles Jr. [R]
33 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Adewunmi
Kuforiji (D)
34 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
William
Mcvay (L)
34 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Lyndon D.
Yearick [R]
34 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Jesse R.
Vanderwende [R]
35 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Donald M.
Allan Jr. (D)
36 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Bryan W.
Shupe [R]
36 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Ruth Briggs
King [R]
37 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Meghan M.
Kelly (D)
38 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Ronald E.
Gray [R]
38 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Daniel B.
Short [R]
39 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Timothy D.
Dukes [R]
40 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
S. Bradley
Connor (D)
41 No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response No Response
Richard G.
Collins [R]
41 No No No No No No No

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