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Valerie Jones Giltner Launches Bid to Serve Central Sussex County as State Representative


Valerie Jones Giltner


For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 22, 2023

For More Information, Contact: L.W. Briggs, II, Lewis@cooperealty.com


Retired critical care nurse and healthcare consultant, Valerie Jones Giltner of Georgetown has announced her candidacy for State Representative in the 37th District.


Valerie is seeking the seat being left vacant by State Rep. Ruth Briggs King, who, in changing her home residency, announced her immediate resignation on November 15, 2023. The Sussex County Republican Party has officially named Valerie as the Republican candidate for State Representative District 37. A Special Election for the seat has been set by the Department of Elections for December 21, 2023.


Valerie said, "I am excited to announce my candidacy for State Representative and to continue the great legacy of public service that Rep. Briggs King has started. I am committed to maintaining her hard work ethic and community service for the people of the 37th District."


Among Valerie's top priorities are the following issues:

  • Strengthening working families

  • Protecting citizens’ freedoms while limiting burdensome government regulations

  • Maintaining safe and secure classrooms

  • Improving healthcare for our communities

  • Ensuring government accountability and efficiency

Valerie was raised and educated in Sussex County and is an alumni of Sussex Central High School. Active in the community with deep ties to the Georgetown and Millsboro areas, Valerie is Past President of the Delmarva Christian High School Parent-Teacher-Fellowship Board; served as a lead fundraiser for Delaware Elite Basketball; participated in numerous Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity outreach efforts; and volunteered with the Felton/Harrington Little League.

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