Independent Party Ready For 2016 General Elections.

Reorganization and expansion were the topic of discussion in a meeting of The Independent Party of Delaware’s (IPoD) State Executive Committee. Board of Directors, as two new members of the party’s board were voted in. Don Ayotte, a former candidate for Sussex County Council and later for 20th District Representative seat was unanimously elected as IPoD’s new chairman, and Wolfgang von Baumgart was elected unanimously as Secretary General.

The new Independent Party Leadership, L to R  Don Ayotte, Chairman, David Graham, Treasurer and Wolfgang von Baumgart
The new Independent Party Leadership, L to R Don Ayotte, Chairman, David Graham, Treasurer and Wolfgang von Baumgart

Two new members were unanimously elected to IPoD’s Board of Directors. David C. Graham, is a former candidate for Delaware Attorney General and a C.P.A., working as a tax enforcement technical supervisor for business taxes.

The second new board member is Steve Washington, M. ED, an educator, in the Brandywine Middle School Special Ed program. Mr. Washington intends to file as a candidate for Mayor of Wilmington as an Independent.

Glenn Miller, a leading Delaware veterans advocate and former IPoD candidate for US Senate, remains as IPoD State Secretary.

Once elected as Chairman, Ayotte spoke of a bold multi-faceted outreach program to greatly increase the number of IPoD’s registered voters. He also said he would work closely with the IPoD Board of Directors, to enhance its “Think Tank,” style research and creative discussions to improve all areas of the party.

12 thoughts on “Independent Party Ready For 2016 General Elections.”

  1. With the addition of two professional, forward thinking people on the board of directors, the Independent Party of Delaware takes on the responsibilities of a major party and will act accordingly.
    IPoD is the largest of Delaware’s alternative parties and is growing rapidly, because of a disillusioned electorate that has become fatigued with the incompetence of both major parties.

  2. What about

    About Steven Washington, M.Ed.
    Steven Washington is a solid member of our community

    Steven Washington is an active member of the Wilmington Community. He is a homeowner who works and attends church in Wilmington and his children attend our public schools.
    He is the Founder and President of the Norfolk State University Alumni Association, Delaware Chapter Inc. (NSUAA-DE) and the Founder and Chair of the HBCU Delaware Coalition Inc. (HBCUDE). Steven is concerned about the issues that affect us, our neighbors and our city. He needs your help to represent our city as the Mayor of Wilmington.
    “Leadership isn’t something you just decide to take up one day. It takes skill. It takes commitment. It takes caring. But most important, leadership takes practice. You can’t learn it by watching. You have to do it yourself.”
    Proven leadership, Steven Washington has done it. As President of the NSUAA-DE, he has called meetings when issues & problems arose in the field of education. Washington has made the plans and organized the HBCUDE in his city to increase the awareness of HBCU’s to youth and families throughout the state of Delaware. He has been in contact and negotiation with numerous city and state officials with the request of them to help build awareness of the HBCU college community. As Founder of NSUAA-DE and the HBCUDE, he started HBCU Delaware Talks, a talk show which is the only HBCU live television talk show in the country. His leadership has made these two organizations a strong team!
    Washington has fought to keep his community strong and healthy in spite of the increasing crime rate. Committed to community service, Washington has been a volunteer and a youth mentor, coaching youth in the Stormins Classic Basketball Summer League for 12 years and has been influential to thousands as educator for over 24 years. He is concerned about low-income families, youth, and seniors. His plan as Mayor is to enhance education for the uneducated, work to provide a safe environment for raising families and provide more job training and resources of individual looking to be active and productive members of our city.

    Vote Steven Washington, M.Ed.
    Mayor 2016

  3. All of what you say is true. Steven Washington can get the job done in Wilmington. As a candidate for that position, he will put Wilmington on the right track. Vote for Steven Washington.

  4. “Leadership isn’t something you just decide to take up one day. It takes skill. It takes commitment. It takes caring. But most important, leadership takes practice. You can’t learn it by watching. You have to do it yourself.”

    This is exactly correct. In traditional politics, if you can fake leadership, that’s all that is needed. Leadership in typical politicians means telling people you have leadership and trying to fool them.

    Real leadership means implementation successfully and effectively of goals, it’s in the how, not just saying the right things.

  5. Congratulations to those who stepped up or remained involved. I am not IPOD but I am happy to see people who both care and are informed being involved. The board is the real deal. By 2018, we may have a new force in Delaware politics.

  6. “Once elected as Chairman, Ayotte spoke of a bold multi-faceted outreach program to greatly increase the number of IPoD’s registered voters.”

    I love how Don writes about himself in third-person form. It’s so cute.

  7. I love how Nitpicker picks at nits, using the cowardice of a pseudonym. Keep complaining o picker of nits, maybe somebody is listening.

  8. As we enter our eighth election cycle, the IPoD is here to stay. Our mission is to offer a center alternative to D and R politics as usual.

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