Editorial Letter Supporting Senator Richardson for Governor - Al Frech
Meeting the Senator
I met Senator Bryant Richardson two and a half years ago before he was a candidate for
Governor. He was part of a group researching and reviewing solutions to Delaware issues in job
creation, safety, student education, the economy, pro-life, Second Amendment, addiction. Over
time I was struck by his knowledge and his respectful and pleasant demeanor toward others.
When he decided to run for Governor, I believed we needed such a person. But could such an
affable person without a Trump-like charismatic exterior attract voters because his quiet
persistence and polite demeanor might be confused as not strong? I searched his Senate history
to decide if he had spine and integrity to propose legislation to a governing body dominated by
the opposing Party.
I found strength and determination in his votes for values benefitting Delawareans, a sign of an
1. Safety. Human Trafficking Bill. Authored by him and passed into law by both parties. Who
knew Delaware ranked fifth highest among all the states in rates of Human Trafficking.
2. School choice. Supports Parental School Choice because Delaware students should not be
stuck in underperforming schools.
3. Economy. By proposing HB 330, challenged Gov. Carney’s power to shut down Delaware
without the approval of the General Assembly.
4. Pro-Life. The only Senator to propose legislation to protect the unborn baby from the
painful abortion process once it can feel pain. Would not be bullied by Planned
Parenthood. Also proposed the right of a woman to see her ultrasound if she so chooses
before deciding about an abortion.
5. Women’s and Youth Prevention and Addiction. Pushed to secure funding for Home of Hope
treatment facility for addicted women. $400,000 approved. Authored the resolution for
the Delaware Youth Drug Prevention Curriculum Task Force to find the best tools to
dissuade youth from drugs.
6. Second Amendment. Top NRA rating. His clear answer: “No infringements”.
I needed to know that Senator Richardson and I were on the same issues page but also he would
fight for them. My question was could a genuinely respectful, ethical, likable human being also
be a man of action with a steely persistence. After my research I came away convinced “Yes”. I
can heartily support his campaign for Governor and urge you to also.
Al Frech, PhD