Frank Shade to run for the 37th District

Democrat Frank Shade, president of Punkin Chunkin for seven years, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 37th Representative District, a seat held by Republican Ruth Briggs King.
In a special election last year, Briggs King won the seat, topping Georgetown attorney Democrat Rob Robinson, who won the nomination in a vote of the Sussex County Democrats.
Shade, 61, lives in Nesbitt Station just outside Lewes and is Sussex County director of purchasing and fleet management. From 2002 to 2008, Shade served as president of the Punkin Chunkin Association, and, by choice, Shade said did not seek another term.
Instead, he became a Punkin Chunkin trustee and director of promotions and media. Under his presidency, he said Punkin Chunkin has earned an international reputation. Shade plans to announce his candidacy at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Georgetown’s Brick Hotel. Later that day, he will announce at 2 p.m., at The Buttery in Lewes.


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