Issues & Positions

Mark R. Pugh for Delaware State Senate, District 14

Aim Our Future In The Right Direction With High-Quality Jobs & Economic Opportunity!

Central Delaware needs to make sure that cutting-edge businesses and industries that are looking to relocate, expand, or establish a new presence choose us!

Attracting and retaining that investment will give our community the wealth and prestige needed to provide for the best possible quality of life for everyone!

As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will aim our future in the right direction by focusing on high-quality jobs & creating economic opportunity for all!

That's why our state and local government officials must do everything possible to:

As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will work to reform and streamline the tax and regulatory environment.
Reform and streamline the tax and regulatory environment.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will work to bring Central Delaware to meaningful investments in infrastructure.
Commit to meaningful investments in infrastructure.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will support local higher education institutions to ensure a high-quality workforce armed with 21st-century skills.
Support local higher education institutions to ensure a high-quality workforce armed with 21st‑century skills.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will promote positive recreational and cultural amenities that define a prosperous community.
Promote positive recreational and cultural amenities that define a prosperous community.

Give Every Student An Equal Chance AND Choice By Making A First-Rate Education Available To All!

Equality of outcome starts with equality of opportunity!

Regardless of background, socio-economic status, or zip-code, access to a quality education is something that every child in Delaware has an absolute right to.

As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will fight to give every Delaware student an equal chance and choice by making a first-rate education available to all!

That's why we need Delaware General Assembly members that will make sure that:

As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will work to ensure that chools and teachers that are struggling the most with helping students bounce back from COVID-19 compromised learning are given priority access to the specific tools and resources they need.
Schools and teachers that are struggling the most with helping students bounce back from COVID-19 compromised learning are given priority access to the specific tools and resources they need.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will work tirelessly to safeguard the nearly $400 million Delaware will receive from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), making sure that it is used wisely and effectively and not squandered on political favors and opportunism.
The nearly $400 million Delaware will receive from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) is used wisely and effectively and not squandered on political favors and opportunism.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will staunchly support the expansion of charter schools so as to maximize the extent of school choice and future opportunities that are available to all Delaware parents and students.
Charter schools are expanded so as to maximize the extent of school choice and future opportunities that are available to all parents and students.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will fight to make sure that your children are taught how to think and not what to think by keeping ideological indoctrination and social programming out of classrooms.
Students are taught how to think and not what to think, and that means keeping ideological indoctrination and social programming out of classrooms.

Make Our People Our First Concern By Investing In Our Own Well-Being First & Foremost!

Government exists to serve the needs and interests of the governed!

Those who have been elected to political office are not our "Leaders"; they are our representatives. They work for us. That's why constituent service is the number one responsibility of anyone who holds the public's trust.

As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will always put the interests of the people of Delaware ahead of any other matter or agenda

And that's why our State Legislators must always:

As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will always prioritize the needs of our Senior Citizens, who are the foundation of our families, and by extension our entire society.
Prioritize the needs of our Senior Citizens, who are the foundation of our families, and by extension our entire society.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will do everything possible and then some for our veterans and their families, without whose service and sacrifice our nation would not exist.
Do everything possible and then some for our veterans and their families, without whose service and sacrifice our nation would not exist.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will support our first responders and local law enforcement, who risk life and limb every day to keep our citizens safe and our communities livable.
Support our first responders and local law enforcement, who risk life and limb every day to keep our citizens safe and our communities livable.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will think out-of-the-box and work in earnest with elected officials of both parties to lower healthcare costs and improve the overall quality and convenience of healthcare for all Delaware families, businesses, and taxpayers.
Think out-of-the-box and work in earnest with elected officials of both parties to lower healthcare costs and improve the overall quality and convenience of healthcare for everyone in Delaware.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will protect our environment by maintaining a healthy balance between conservation and responsible development so that future generations will continue to enjoy Delaware's natural beauty and agricultural heritage.
Protect our environment by maintaining a healthy balance between conservation and responsible development so that future generations will continue to enjoy Delaware's natural beauty and agricultural heritage.

Safeguard The Integrity Of Government By Honoring The Basic Principle Of Public Service!

The founders of our nation wisely acknowledged that the only legitimate government authority is one created by the consent of the governed, who at all times retain the right to withdraw that consent.

Government doesn't bestow our unalienable rights upon us. It recognizes that they already exist as part of our natural condition, and thus the proper role of government is to defend our freedoms and our ability to exercise them.

As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will safeguard the integrity of government by always honoring the basic principal of public service!

That's why need to make sure our elected representatives are unapologetically dedicated to:

As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will always prioritize the needs of our Senior Citizens, who are the foundation of our families, and by extension our entire society.
Protecting our Constitutional Rights, and standing firm against any undemocratic circumnavigation of the definitions that our U.S. Constitution explicitly assigns them.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will demand fiscal responsibility and financial accountability, because creating a better, stronger, and more prosperous Delaware for the next generation means keeping red ink off of our balance sheet.
Demanding fiscal responsibility and financial accountability. Creating a better, stronger, and more prosperous Delaware for the next generation means keeping red ink off of our balance sheet.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will work to guarantee free and fair elections, and make sure that no legitimate voter is disenfranchised by invalid votes or nefarious attempts to subvert the Democratic process.
Guaranteeing free and fair elections, and making sure that no legitimate voter is disenfranchised by invalid votes or nefarious attempts to subvert the Democratic process.
As your State Senator, Mark Pugh will insist on complete and total transparency in all government dealings, projects and activities, without which there can be no meaningful accountability of our State government to the people of Delaware.
Insisting on complete and total transparency in all government dealings, projects and activities, without which there can be no meaningful accountability of our State government to the people of Delaware.