Dennis Williams topped Ken Dargis to win the Democratic primary – 727 votes to 280 votes – in Brandywine Hundred's 10th District.


Dennis Williams topped Ken Dargis to win the Democratic primary – 727 votes to 280 votes – in Brandywine Hundred's 10th District.

“I think I've worked really hard, for the past two years, for the residents of the district," said Williams, the incumbent, who secured 72.2 percent of the 1,007 Democratic votes cast.

Dargis thinks Williams won the election because Democrats were more concerned with environmental issues.

“He has a strong background in the environment,” Dargis said.

He also said Democrats most likely preferred Williams' “liberal philosophy.”

Williams' said he knocked on more than 4,000 doors and talked to people throughout his district.

Running for his second term, Williams said there's more he can do to create additional jobs and “make life better for people in the district.” In addition, he said his two years of experience have prepared him to hit the ground running when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.

Despite losing the race, Dargis said there are no hard feelings.

“I go back to playing golf and enjoying life,” he said.

Dargis said the loss didn't disappoint him, but the low Democratic turnout did. Statewide, only 12 percent of Democrats voted.

Williams will now face Robert Rhodunda in the General Election.

“My outlook is very good," said Williams, who's confident his participation in local civic association meetings has endeared him to his constituents. “My strategy is to talk to as many people as possible and let them know what I'm doing.”