Chris Dalton

Meet the Candidate

Party Legend

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

Running For:
State Senator
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Response Legend

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  • OOppose
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *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
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* While I do not agree with roleplays, I do believe that our children should be given information to make their own decisions. The same argument can be used for teaching creationism in schools, which I believe should be presented to students so they can make their own informed decisions. Teaching students that other types of relationships exist other than heterosexual relationships should be presented in a logical and factual matter, without delving too deeply into specifics.
3. Delaware law should protect fairness and the integrity of women’s sports. (HB 199, 2021; SB 227, 2022) S
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) U* I believe individuals can should have that right, however any entity that provides employment with benefits should at least offer one insurance plan that provides for birth control. Failing to provide at least the option is both unethical and an injustice to their employees.
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). O* I support a woman’s right to choose, however I believe that abortion should be limited to the time prior to fetus viability. I also believe that exceptions should be in place for extraordinary circumstances.
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) O* Suicide is typically viewed as a permanent solution to a temporary problem. However, there are situations where an individual has a good reason to end their life, such as progressive and fatal medical conditions. Providing assisted suicide can potentially improve patient outlook, and improve the mental health of the family members of suicidal individuals by preventing the family members from finding them deceased.
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* I think that 14 days is a more appropriate number.
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* All I can say to this is “from my cold dead hands”.
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 also believe that we should endeavor to include more citizens in voting, by researching how to implement voting by preregistered individuals through the internet.