Popular House Representative Steve Smyk (RD 20) Throws Hat in Ring for Senate District 6

First weekend fundraiser at Big Oyster draws large crowd


Georgetown, Del., April 12—Described by constituents as kind, dedicated, and extraordinarily committed, House Representative Steve Smyk (R-Milton) officially filed to run for the 6th Senate District on April 1. He is running to fill the Senate position soon to be vacated by Senator Ernesto Lopez, who will not be seeking re-election.

Representative Steve Smyk (R-Milton) files for Senate District 6 at the Election Department in Georgetown.
Representative Steve Smyk (R-Milton) files for Senate District 6 at the Election Department in Georgetown (Friday, April 1).

“Representative Smyk is well known for his constituent services,” said Marilyn Booker, Chair of the Sussex County GOP. “We routinely hear from voters of both parties in praise of his extraordinary dedication, caring, and follow through. He is as familiar at local HOA meetings as he is at public events. He is also well known for replying to virtually every communication sent to his office.”



When he wins, Smyk will replace Senator Ernesto Lopez(R), who has served three terms as representative of Senate District 6. Lopez was thrilled to hear of Smyk’s filing. “The people of the 20th Rep. District have been fortunate to have such a dedicated public servant as their State Representative. I am confident that his dedicated, bipartisan approach to problem solving will ensure that the Cape Region will continue to have a strong voice and effective representation in the Delaware State Senate.”


On Sunday, April 3, 2022, Friends for Steve Smyk hosted a successful campaign launch and fundraiser at Big Oyster Brewery in Lewes. Over 300 attendees came to support Rep. Smyk’s candidacy including law enforcement personnel, small business owners and registered voters consisting of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.


“I was humbled to see so many friends take time from their lives to support this campaign,” Rep. Smyk exclaimed. “I am excited to hit the campaign trail and to start working on behalf of the constituents in the 6th District.



Representative Steve Smyk poses with supporters at the Sussex County Department of Elections after filing for Senate District 6 on April 1.
Representative Steve Smyk poses with supporters at the Sussex County Department of Elections after filing for Senate District 6 on April 1.

Smyk has served the 20th Representative District since 2012. A Sussex County native, Smyk previously served as a Delaware State Police trooper for 24 years. He is a past president of Delaware State Trooper Association and continues to be an advocate for organized labor in the state capitol.







About the Sussex County Republican Committee

The Sussex County Republican Committee is a grassroots organization that strives to create an environment that holds dear our God-given rights and fosters an informed and active citizenry. It is the mission of the Sussex County Republican Committee to assist in the election of Republican candidates, to act as an advocate for the Republican Party’s principles, and to empower citizens to participate in the political process.


Media Contacts:

Marilyn Booker, Chair, Sussex County Republican Committee, SussexGOP@protonmail.com


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