Family: Husband S. Jay Mervine,
Pilot, American Airlines
Marine Capt. Desert Storm
Son Stephen J. Mervine, Jr.,
9th grade Sussex Tech
Graduate Eagles Nest Christian Academy
Greenwood Mennonite School
Occupation: Co-owner Fauxbulous FX, Inc.
Previous 2nd grade teacher North Laurel Elementary School
Previous English teacher All Nippon Airways in Okinawa, Japan
Education: Elementary Education Teaching Certification—East Carolina Univ. ‘91
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth Univ. ‘86
Woodbridge High School ‘82
Member Union United Methodist Church
Former Children’s Church Coordinator
Board Member Clear Space Productions
Founder Fund For Women
Former Board Member Delaware Pain Initiative
Founding Sister-Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha ‘84
Let's see: she's been a 2nd Grade Teacher, attends church, and served as a board member for a couple of charities. Yep. Got it. Oh, yeah: she helped found an ASS--oops, I mean ASA--chapter. Unfortunately, she hasn't actually taken time to put down anything about her stance on the issues.
Now I can see why some people might be just so bowled over that they'd say, Who needs an election? The obvious intellectual and philosophical strength of the Delaware Democratic Party is on display right here. Let's just give her that crown she should have had in the Miss Delaware pageant. Strange, 3rd place in Miss Delaware [what year was that?] ain't on the list of achievements.
Wendy Jones has actually had a life of hard work, and has actually posted a platform on the issues:
Petition/Referendum: As your state senator, Wendy pledges to support the introduction of the use of petition and referendum on the ballot; in the meantime, Wendy pledges to sponsor and introduce any legislation supported by a certain percentage of the registered voters within the area involved.
Prevailing Wage: Replace the current process with a competitive, sealed-bid procedure by private industries, promoting fair market value for your hard earned tax dollars.
Gun Control: “In my opinion, gun control should be defined as a steady aim. What part of ’shall not be infringed’ do they not understand? The Second Amendment guarantees the rest, being necessary to the security of a free state, and as a last resort against tyranny in government.” - Wendy Jones
School Vouchers: Citizens have the right to choose how and where their children are educated, whether it be public, private, charter, parochial, or home. Furthermore, their school tax dollars should be applied to whichever is their choice. Those citizens having no eligible children should pay no school taxes.
Tenth Amendment: Fight to restore and defend the state’s and people’s rights as guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution in the face of a virtual irrelevance by our centralized national government.
Term Limits:Wendy proposes that no elected office be held for over two consecutive terms without vacating that position for a third term, after would they will be free to run for that office again. She includes herself in that proposal.
Illegal Immigration: Enhance and expand enforcing existing laws, by maximizing fines and other sanctions against offending employers.
Property Rights: The right to private ownership of property is the basic foundation on which this country was built. There can be no better stewards than those private owners; land is not inherited from our ancestors but borrowed from our children.
Gay Marriage: I oppose all government interference between the freedom of choice for consenting adults to freely contract within the sanctity of their home and their church.
You may or may not agree with all (or any) of her positions, but at least she's actually telling people about what she'd do as State Senator--not just why Daddy's little darling deserves, Biden-like, to continue the legacy....