I first met Jerry Wood in 2007. We had a meeting with a staff member of Mike Castle. Many conservative Delawareans, including myself, were concerned and upset with Mike Castle’s vote on the carbon tax in 2007. There were downstate Republicans at this meeting. We expressed concern that Mike Castle did not get it. His votes were killing him. After a somewhat frustrating exchange. Jerry Wood announced that if Mike Castle did not change his positions, then he, Jerry Wood, would primary Mike Castle. Up until this time, Jerry had said very little. Jerry’s challenge was not taken seriously. This was a mistake. I told the Castle crew that Jerry was very serious. I informed them that they were in deep trouble. I informed them that Castle was already losing the Republican base in southern Delaware. Jerry and I next got together in 2008. We toured Minneapolis. Jerry moved slower than I did. I am a bit impatient. Waiting up for Jerry, did not suit my temperament. But, Jerry was always of good spirits. I learned much about Jerry during those times. He had a very sharp mind. He had a great sense of humor. We talked regularly during the ensuing years. We did not always agree. Jerry was always honest about where he came from and I shared with him my heartfelt views. Our disagreements revolved around strategy and tactics. They were not disagreements about principles. I will miss Jerry. He was one of a kind. My father always told me that there were two kinds of horses. There were show horses and work horses. This is the way it is with people. Jerry Wood was a Work Horse.