Dennis Williams held off Robert Rhodunda to earn a second term in representing Brandywine Hundred's 10th District.


Dennis Williams held off Robert Rhodunda to earn a second term in representing Brandywine Hundred's 10th District. 

Williams, a Democrat, defeated his Republican challenger 4,314 votes to 3,580 votes.

“My message, which was all positive, resonated with the voters,” said Williams, who secured 54.6 percent of the 7,894 votes cast.

He said he won because the voters recognized his presence in the community.

“I think they appreciated the hard work I've done in Dover over the past two years,” Williams said. “I think they saw I was working for them.”

In his second term, he said he wants to focus his efforts on creating new jobs.

“I want to build on the work I started over the past two years,” he said. “Creating new jobs, primarily in the green energy field. Continuing to reorganize government, which we did with DNREC (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control), and saving money that way, so we can have the jobs that people in Delaware need.

"I'm disappointed with the results. I know there are probably a few things I could have done differently," said Rhodunda of the campaign.

Rhodunda said he would have won the race, had Mike Castle and Michelle Rollins not lost their primary elections in September, adding Mike Castle was well liked in the community and would have been a better draw for voters in his district who typically vote Republican.

Rhodunda said he and Williams share the same philosophy of "less government and lower taxes," and said he hopes Wiliiams is attentive to the needs of the 10th District over the next two years.