Gwendolyn Jones

Meet the Candidate

Party Legend

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

Running For:
State Senator
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Response Legend

  • SSupport
  • 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
3. Delaware law should protect fairness and the integrity of women’s sports. (HB 199, 2021; SB 227, 2022) S* I think that if/when there is an issue of males or females playing or competing with the others in the sports, there should be offered the opportunity for a separate & distinct classification for them to compete, similar to the Special Olympics has for those with physical, mental and/or developmental challenges.
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
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). U* The entire topic has been, is now, & most likely will continue to be a very heated & vociferously debated issue. If the root of the controversy is based on religious convictions, I see a potential First Amendment conflict, as it states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." thus, I think that the most equitable solution is to keep all aspects of the government out of this most profoundly personal & intimate decision. My personal definition balancing the rights of the mother to bodily autonomy & the rights of the fetus is that abortion should not be ermitted after such time that survival outside the womb was possible.
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* Each person's life is their own to live & do with as they wish; for someone else to deprive them of self-ownership, of being able to make their own decisions, & allow someone else to decide what is in their best interests, is to deprive them of their rights as a human, & their very humanity. Ironically, we treat our pets with more consideration & compassion than we treat our fellow humans. To base laws banning such things as assisted suicide on religion or religious convictions seems to be in conflict with the First Amendment Establishment of Religion Clause.
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
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
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