Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Flowers Is New Treasurer

In an impressive ceremony this morning, Chip Flowers became Delaware's new State Treasurer, and the first African American to be elected to a statewide office in the First State.

Flowers chose the Delaware Museum of Art in Wilmington as the location for friends to witness him taking the oath of office. Special guests of this event included Governor Markell, Lt. Governor Denn, US Senators Carper and Coons, Congressman John Carney, Speaker Bob Gilligan of the Delaware House, Senator Blevins, Senator McDowell, Representatives Swartzkopf, Scott, Johnson, and Jaques.

Senator Carper and Governor Markell who were speakers on the program, were both former Delaware Treasurers.

Treasurer Flowers is a very bright and energetic young man who wants to do a lot with the Treasurer's position. He is an economic progressive who has interesting ideas. Unfortunately, he may face difficulties getting the resources he needs to run programs. Delaware, along with the rest of the nation, will enter the third straight year of budget deficits as revenues remain low. Tomorrow is a lot of work for Flowers, but today should be savored.

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