Denn Wins Delaware Democratic Insurance Primary

September 13, 2004

Matt Denn defeated Karen Weldin Stewart on Sept. 11 in the Democratic primary race for Delaware insurance commissioner.

Denn, who resigned as counsel to Gov. Ruth Ann Minner to seek the $93,200-a-year job, Denn won 58 percent of the vote to Karen Weldin Stewart’s 42 percent, with 99 percent of the votes counted.

Denn will now face Rep. David H. Ennis, R-Fox Point.

The incumbent commissioner, Donna Lee Williams, decided months ago not to seek re-election after 12 years in office.

Denn, a Wilmington lawyer, had the endorsements of many in the state’s leading Democrats, including Minner, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, state Treasurer Jack Markell and the executive committee of the state party.

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