Submitted by Shannon Gahs, Associate Director, DE Government Affairs (GAO)
In a special election, widely considered an indicator of the political climate following the presidential inauguration, Democrat Stephanie Hansen won in Senate District 10, 58%-42%, with a surprisingly large voter and volunteer turnout. The seat was vacated by now Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long. This victory keeps the chamber under a Democratic majority. I met Senator-elect Hansen at an event in January. While healthcare was not one of her core campaign issues, we have seen indicators that she could be a champion for home health care.