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  • 'Never give up!' Ramone headed to Dover

  • On his fifth try, Michael Ramone is finally headed to the General Assembly.


    Ramone received 55.1 percent of the vote to Democrat Patricia Creedon’s 44.9 percent – a surprising result considering the 21st Representative District went for President-elect Barack Obama and has 936 more registered Democrats than Republicans.


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  • On his fifth try, Michael Ramone is finally headed to the General Assembly.
    After years of disappointment, Ramone’s win comes as one of the few bright spots for the Party faithful gathered election night at the Christiana Hilton, many of whom were tickled that his perseverance had finally paid off.
    Ramone received 55.1 percent of the vote to Democrat Patricia Creedon’s 44.9 percent – a surprising result considering the 21st Representative District went for President-elect Barack Obama and has 936 more registered Democrats than Republicans.
    Ramone said Tuesday he has learned a lot over the years.
    “The point is just never give up, just never give up,” he said. “And if there’s ever a message that this Republican Party needs to hear today, this has got to be a beginning, not an end.”
    Ramone credited outgoing Rep. Pam Maier, a Republican, with helping him on the campaign trail and said he was committed to continuing her record of constituent service. He also thanked his family who remained steadfast at his side through the difficult times.
    THE VOTE: 21st Rep. District
    Michael Ramone (R): 5,474 (55.1 percent)
    Patricia Creedon (D): 4,454 (44.9 percent)
    “This is a night of celebration for the Ramones,” he said. I’m pleased but I’m also a very realistic person. I’ve been on the other side. I know how hard it is with a hole in your heart and the sadness. I know legislators who lost tonight who are great leaders.”
    Creedon said she was not shocked by the results, and said that for the time being, she has no future plans to run for office.
    “I don’t think the results were surprising because it was an abbreviated campaign,” she said. “I’m very proud of the campaign that I ran and all the people who helped along the way.”
    Creedon said she hopes Ramone will make open government a priority, something he pledged to do Tuesday.
    “I’m going to be a champion for open government, and I want to be a champion for total disclosure so that we know what’s going on,” he said. “I want to be a representative of the people, not the Dover-ites.”
     

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