- Associated Press - Monday, February 19, 2018

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State Auditor Tom Wagner, one of the longest-serving, statewide officeholders in Delaware, says he will not seek re-election this year.

Wagner, who has spent nearly 30 years in office as Delaware’s fiscal watchdog cites health concerns in his decision not to run again.

Wagner said in a statement that it would not be fair for him to run again because he wouldn’t be able to dedicate his time and energy to the post.

Wagner was first appointed auditor by former Republican Gov. Mike Castle in 1989. He has since won seven contested elections and is one of only two Republicans holding statewide office

Two Democrats, former state Rep. Dennis E. Williams and Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Kathy McGuiness, already have filed as candidates for the auditor’s post.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com


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