Brent Burdge

Meet the Candidate

Party Legend

  • DDemocrat
  • IIndependent
  • LLibertarian
  • RRepublican
  • NNonpartisan
  • UUnaffiliated

Running For:
State Representative
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Response Legend

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  • OOppose
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  • *Comment
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  • !Running Unopposed

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. The Delaware Constitution should be amended to protect the right of parents to the control, custody, and care of their children from government interference, which requires the government to prove that it has a strong, compelling reason to restrict that right, such as in cases of abuse and neglect. (HB 319, 2022) S* Parental rights supersede the role of government in the care of our children.
2. Public schools should seek to strengthen the parent-child relationship, and should not be required to implement or integrate expansive and comprehensive sex education curriculum that includes LGBTQIA+ role play, sexual practices, and identities. (HB 199, 2021) S* There should be explicit approval required from parents for sex education in schools, with transparency as to the curriculum. Parents should have the right to review and opt out, as they see fit.
3. Delaware law should protect fairness and the integrity of women’s sports. (HB 199, 2021; SB 227, 2022) S* There should be fairness in women's/girl's sports, as intended by Title IX. Allowing biological males to compete against biological females is unfair and sometimes dangerous. There should be accommodation for all student athletes to compete, but there must be a recognition of the inherent biological differences and advantages that are present.
4. Individuals and faith-based entities should have the right of conscience to freely live out their sincerely held convictions regarding human sexuality and conception, without fear of government infringement or retaliation. (HB 199, 2021) S* Government must not be allowed to infringe on matters of conscience, as long as these choices are otherwise lawful actions.
5. Abortion is the act of violently ending the life of another human being. Lawmakers should work to promote the value of and protect human life from conception to natural death, versus expanding abortion access through all 9 months of pregnancy. (SR 24, 2022; HB 40, 2022; SB 235, 2022; HB 140, 2022; HB 455, 2022; SB 343, 2022; HB 460, 2022). S* Abortion should not be available after the child is pain-capable (currently seen as 20 weeks). There should be exceptions in the very rare cases of rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother. In the overwhelming instances, these issues can be addressed well before 20 weeks.
6. Assisted Suicide, the act of deliberately assisting or cooperating in helping someone terminate his or her life, should not be legalized in Delaware as an end-of-life option. (HB 140, 2022) S* Assisted suicide brings high risks of coercion. The medical mandate is for cure, comfort or palliative care - not assistance in committing suicide.
7. A State of Emergency declaration extended beyond 30 days should depend on the consent of the people of Delaware through the General Assembly. (HB 49, 2021; HB 247, 2021). S* There should be legislative oversight and approval of a State of Emergency that extends beyond 30 days.
8. The right of Delawareans to keep and bear arms, as protected by the US and DE Constitutions, should not be infringed. Better enforcement of current laws to prevent crime versus more restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety. (HB 450, 2022; SB 8, 2021) S* We don't have a "gun" problem, we have a "criminal" problem and that begins with constitutional laws and effective prosecution.
9. To preserve the integrity of our elections, the legislature should strive to eliminate opportunities for fraud in the election process. (HB 15, 2022; HB 25, 2022; SB 320, 2022) S* I support effective User ID measures in all forms of voting. This is a sacred right and must be protected from fraud. In today's society, there is no practical obstacle to demonstrating your identity as a citizen before you are allowed to vote.