Rep. Bryon Short Announces Retirement from House

WILMINGTON – Rep. Bryon Short announced Thursday that he is retiring from the House of Representatives at the conclusion of his term.

Rep. Short, 51, was elected in a special election in April 2007. He has dedicated over a decade to serving the people of the 7th District and Delaware.

“I have been proud and blessed to have had the opportunity to work with my constituents to make the neighborhoods of the 7th District great places to live, work and raise a family”, Rep. Short said. “From fighting for the Claymont Library to funding the Claymont Elementary School playground to walking miles of neighborhood roads in need of repair, I have always made working closely with my neighborhoods my priority and have faith that the person who replaces me will do the same.

“While in Dover, I’ve had success in making Delaware a healthier state through progressive telemedicine legislation and the expansion of wellness centers in our schools, and making our state safer for our transgender citizens and the victims of human trafficking forced to work in illicit massage businesses.

“My background and passion has always been the role of Delaware’s small business community in our economy. I thoroughly enjoyed establishing the bipartisan Small Business Caucus and meeting small business owners throughout our state.

“After 11 years of service, I know it is time for me to step aside and make way for someone with a fresh perspective and energy to have the opportunity to serve the 7th District and our great state.”

While serving, Rep. Short has continued to own and operate several small businesses and looks forward to focusing on these endeavors and spending more time with his family.