The 29th District includes parts of the Smyrna-Clayton area in Kent County.

State Rep. Trey Paradee (D – Dover West) filed for re-election today to the Delaware House of Representatives for the 29th District, which includes parts of the Smyrna-Clayton area in Kent County.

Rep. Paradee, elected to his first House term in 2012, said he’s been privileged to serve the residents of the 29th District, which in addition to parts of Smyrna and Clayton, encompasses the town of Cheswold and areas west of Dover and Wyoming.

“It has been a tremendous honor to represent the hard-working people of this community for the last 19 months,” Paradee said. “Constituent service has been a focus of mine since taking office, and I have enjoyed the opportunity to assist our communities with road and drainage issues, and help residents navigate the bureaucracy of government agencies.”

In his first year in office, Paradee has been proud to sponsor a wide variety of legislation that will have a meaningful impact on the lives of the people he represents.

“I have had the opportunity to work with the Attorney General’s Office to introduce legislation to penalize criminals who commit debit card fraud. I have worked with DNREC to clarify ambiguous game and hunting laws, and I introduced legislation to help sufferers of Crohn’s and other chronic bowel diseases,” Paradee said. “Cooperation is key, and I’ve quickly realized how important it is to work together with our state officials and members of both parties to come up with solid, viable bills in the General Assembly.”

A financial planner, Paradee developed a plan to add a Roth contribution option to the state employee retirement plan so that public employees can save in a more tax efficient manner without creating additional expenses for state government. Other important pieces of legislation include a campaign finance reform bill to clarify how contributions from a joint bank account are to be attributed and a bill that requires state agencies to communicate in order to catch commercial vehicle drivers who are operating without proper business licenses.

“If the people of the 29th District choose to place their trust in me for another two years, I pledge to continue working hard, listening to their concerns and bringing their voices to Legislative Hall,” Paradee said.