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  • Hockessin woman among new officers elected by League of Women Voters

  • A Hockessin woman was elected to one of the offices in the League of Women Voters of Delaware for the 2013-2015 term.
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  • The League of Women Voters of Delaware has announced the election of new officers and directors for 2013-2015.
    Charlotte King of Lewes succeeds Carol Jones of Rehoboth Beach as president.
    Jill Fuchs of Camden succeeds Charlotte King as first vice president.
    Janet Kramer of Hockessin is the newly elected second vice president.
    Carol Walsh of Newark was re-elected as secretary.
    "The League has always valued continuity and our newly elected slate of officers and directors is dedicated to continuing the work that began under the leadership of past president Carol Jones," said President King. "We have new challenges as well and we will continue with our advocacy efforts of issues as determined by the consensus of our membership, to encourage good and effective public policy for Delaware citizens."
    Other members of the State Board are Mary K Eggers, Camden; Janet Kramer, Hockessin; Diane Maxwell, Delaware City; William O'Connor, Lewes; Sandy Spence, Lewes; Ellen Wasfi, Dover; and Lester Stillson, Wyoming.
    Local League presidents or their designees also serve on the state board. These include Jane Lord, recently elected president of the LWV of Sussex County, Phyllis Edamatsu of Kent County and Peggy Schultz or Joyce Johnson, co-presidents of New Castle County.
    Besides adopting a two-year budget and making minor bylaw amendments at its annual convention in Dover, the League voted to undertake a study of the Public Education system in Delaware with special focus on financing, charter schools and transparency and accountability to citizens. It will also initiate a study on State Revenue sources and will participate in the Agricultural Study that is being conducted by the League of Women Voters of the United States.
    Workshops focused on how to read financial reports, led by CPA Cheryl Carncross of Brandywine Associates in Wilmington; and the LWVUS Membership/Leadership Development program featuring Delaware's National Coach, Deborah MacMillan.
    For more information on joining the League or to find out more about its voter and advocacy programs, contact Letty Diswood, lwvde@comcast.net, 302-571-8948.
    The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. VOTE411.org is the place to go for the election information you need.
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