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Welcome to the Non-Partisan Delaware Website

Welcome to the Non-Partisan Delaware Website!

Non-Partisan Delaware is a ballot qualified political organization in Delaware. We are unique from many political organizations in that we do not have a fixed platform or policy goal. Our immediate short term goals are determined each election cycle by the NPD Governing Board through the development of an internal "Strategic Plan" and we focus on achieving those goals through public information activities, lobbying policymakers in coordination with our coalition partners, and supporting candidates for public office.

Our Strategic Plan for the 2023-2024 Election Cycle includes the following priorities:

  • Cannabis Legalization

    NPD is extremely proud that in our first year of operations, we were able to assist the Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network and the Delaware Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws to pass HB1 and HB2, legalizing personal use quantities of cannabis and creating a legal retail market.

  • Ranked Choice Voting

    NPD is coordinating with Rank the Vote Delaware to promote the study and implementation of ranked choice voting in Delaware elections.

  • Abortion, Gender & Sexual Minority, and Gun Rights

    While these issues are rarely considered together and often find little common ground between the traditional "right" and "left", NPD views all of these issues through the perspective of individual privacy and the rights of individuals to live as they choose.

  • Education, Land Use, Environment, Broadband, Criminal Justice, Other

    This catch-all refers to areas we would like to work on as opportunities arise, but have not put together a more focused and cohesive approach.

On these issues and any others, Non-Partisan Delaware hopes to provide a perspective outside the common left-vs-right paradigm based on thoughtful and thorough analysis, open but skeptical towards new information, and unconstrained by ideological dogma.

Our Board members, after years of activism, have developed a healthy skepticism of coercive, majority-imposed policies over those based on mutual consent and individual dignity. However we recognize the need for pragmatism as we seek to find ways a new and small organization on the Delaware political scene can make a positive difference!

Keep scrolling for News and Updates, or follow the links on the side bar to the right (below the newsfeed on mobile) to connect to our social media communities and get involved. We hold monthly Meet Ups in all three counties and someone is usually active on our Discord Server in between.

Join us today!

About Us:

Non-Partisan Delaware Founded!

Latest News:

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Non-Partisan Delaware Founded!

On June 19th, 2022, several Delawareans joined in Dover to form Non-Partisan Delaware, a ballot qualified political party eligible to nominate candidates for public office in the State of Delaware and dedicated to promoting an open dialogue between all Delaware residents to find consensus solutions to the issues that ail our state, and to promote those solutions through cultural and political activism.

Immediately following the organization's founding, several candidates were endorsed and nominated for the November 8th, 2022 elections.  These candidate included:

  • Joseph DiPasquale for Representative of the 41st District (Sussex County).
  • David Rogers for Representative to the US House.
  • John Machurek for Sheriff of New Castle County.
  • Aarika Nelson for Sheriff of Kent County.
  • William McVay for Representative of the 34th District (Kent County).
  • Roger Stemler for Sheriff of Sussex County.
  • Gwendolyn Jones for Senator of the 6th District (Sussex County).

Running on platforms focused on Criminal Justice Reform, Education, and Environmental Protection, it is our hope to prompt a statewide discussion of these issues without restricting possible solutions inside of narrow partisan parameters, and to help focus the Delaware General Assembly on these important topics over the course of the 2023 - 2024 session.

If you or someone you know is interested in helping with this effort as a candidate, we are able to nominated candidates until the statutory deadline of July 31st.  Please join our Discord Server and talk to our Governing Board about how you can help.

In approving the governing documents of Non-Partisan Delaware, the following founders have established the initial Governing Board to begin the long process of developing our organization's influence and encouraging a frank and open dialogue focused on solving Delaware's problems and moving our state and communities forward into the future:

  1. James Brittingham, Sussex County
  2. Joseph DiPasquale, Sussex County
  3. Mary Pat Dittmeyer, Kent County
  4. Christopher Garland, Kent County
  5. Gwendolyn Jones, Sussex County
  6. Brandewyne Kerchevall, Kent County
  7. John Machurek, New Castle County
  8. William McVay, Kent County
  9. Aarika Nelson, Kent County
  10. Steven Newton, New Castle County
  11. David Rogers, New Castle County
  12. Nicole Shaw, New Castle County
  13. Roger Stemler, Sussex County
As one of their first acts, the Governing Board established a Discord Server to serve as a 24/7 communications platform to assist with intake of volunteers and the governing of Non-Partisan Delaware.  Please join us there to learn more about our activities and ambitions for moving Delaware forward.