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News On The Karen Hartley-Nagle Campaign.

Friday, August 26, 2016 6:31 PM

First 100 Days

Top 5 for the first 100 - Together, we will lead New Castle County into the future while promoting transparency, diversity, and accountability. Middle class & union jobs will be protected, senior citizen programs expanded, our economic development plan will be implemented and NCC's spending crisis will be addressed. 
#VoteSept13 #changethegame

Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:38 PM

Port expansion talk blends into county politics

I consider the development of the port to be one of our state's greatest economic opportunities and I've proudly attended nearly all port related meetings over the last few years. For 4 years, Mr. Gordon has done a lot of talking but, in reality, this project is no further along today than it was 4 years ago. At this rate, the new Wilmington port should open sometime around the next perihelion of Halley's Comet.

We need serious people to advance this project for the economic benefit of our state, rather than the political gains of a few tired politicians, with long track records of false hope and broken promises, who seek only to use this project as a GOTV strategy for their political campaigns.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:46 PM

Further reducing of reserve levels could cost NCCo its AAA credit rating

Reserve Spending: The Canary in NCC's Coal Mine -
In January 2015 Moody's cautioned New Castle County about what was, at the time, only a modest draw down of reserves. They warned that any "further reducing of reserve levels" could cost NCCo its AAA credit rating. With total disregard to the warnings of the major rating agencies, Gordon and my opponent have since spent an astounding 32% of NCC's available financial reserves (in only 12 months). Currently at $34 million, NCC's available financial reserves sit at the lowest level in decades, placing our AAA credit rating in more jeopardy than it has ever been.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:58 PM

Moody's Rating Agency Report January 2015 Issued Cautionary Notes for New Castle County Government

Whoa, New Castle County Government....Based on County budget documents, additional borrowings of $120 Million will occur by the end of FY 2020....only a few years away.  Moody’s Investor Services in January 2015 advised the County that a “Substantial increase in debt burden” could make the RATING GO DOWN! (Click the link to view the 2015 Moody's Investor Services Report with Highlighted Cautionary Notes)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:40 PM

Financial Shenanigan's in New Castle County's Financial Checkbook

"Over the last 6 months, New Castle County's monthly checkbook has transformed from what was once an easy to read snapshot of available financial reserves to something so complex that even Warren Buffett wouldn't be able to understand. Amid scrutiny of reckless spending of County reserves, NCC has changed its calculation of available financial reserves no less than 3 times in 6 months. These unilateral changes, made without explanation, are indicative of financial shenanigans, designed only to confuse the reader and mask the true state of NCC's financial condition", said Karen Hartley-Nagle.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:32 PM

Opponent Fact Check: Pants On Fire

"The first step to solving any problem is acknowledging that there is one - New Castle County has burned through an historic 30% of its available financial reserves in only 12 months. At last nights debate, my opponent, eager to co-sign anything Gordon says, handed out this piece of paper which, he claims, shows that NCCo is in great financial shape. What's missing from this 2015 document, of course, is the drastic draw down of reserves that has since occurred, which is the point. I urge my opponent to read the ordinance he recently voted in favor of (16-072), which includes more recent account balances and illustrates the cause for urgency", said Karen Hartley-Nagle.

See The News Journal article on GHADA Candidate Debate at Hockessin Memorial Hall for President of New Castle County Council and County Executive 8-15-2016:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:00 AM

NCCo government candidates attack Gordon


“In my first 100 days, how I would handle things is make sure we have an economic plan. Mr. Gordon paid for an economic plan, then put it on the shelf. It is gathering dust,” said Karen Hartley-Nagle, a Democrat running for New Castle County Council president".

"Hartley-Nagle also took aim at the county's finances, accusing her opponent, County Councilman Penrose Hollins of being a "rubber stamp" for financial management that will require a property tax increase in the coming years", reported The News Journal.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:58 PM

PDD Debate:Planned Wilmington stock exchange becomes political ax

Democrats running for New Castle County government’s highest elected offices faced-off.

The forum, hosted by the Progressive Democrats for Delaware, featured candidates running for New Castle County Executive and County Council President.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 12:00 AM


NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE – Karen Hartley-Nagle announces her candidacy for President of New Castle County Council.  Hartley-Nagle, who won the 2008 Democratic Primary Election for United States Congress, promises to restore public trust in County government.

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