08/6/16
Bethany attended the 2016 Delaware Pride Festival in Dover. Thanks to Delaware Pride, CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, and the many event sponsors for all you do to advocate for the rights of those in Delaware's LGBTQ community. Bethany stands with you in your fight.

Bethany attended the 2016 Delaware Pride Festival in Dover. Thanks to Delaware Pride, CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, and the many event sponsors for all you do to advocate for the rights of those in Delaware's LGBTQ community. Bethany stands with you in your fight.

Recently, she received the endorsement of the Barbara Gittings Delaware Stonewall Democrats in her race for Lt. Governor, another group dedicated to the rights of those in the LGBTQ community. As your next Lt. Governor, Bethany will continue to stand with all of you in your fight for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


08/6/16
Team Bethany enjoyed talking to residents about a stronger, healthier Delaware at the Wyoming Peach Festival on the 6th!

Team Bethany enjoyed talking to residents about a stronger, healthier Delaware at the Wyoming Peach Festival on the 6th!


08/5/16
Thanks to the Delaware Contractors Association for hosting another great annual crab feast. Thanks for all you do to help create jobs in Delaware, and support business.

Thanks to the Delaware Contractors Association for hosting another great annual crab feast. Thanks for all you do to help create jobs in Delaware, and support business.


08/3/16
Bethany is grateful for the support and endorsement of Reverend Sam Latham. Sam is a true leader in his church, community and for the thousands of hard working Delawareans he represented as the former president of the Delaware AFL-CIO. She also shares Sam's commitment to faith, family and community, and she is honored that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Bethany joined Governor Jack Markell, and the Delaware AARP for the signing of the CARE Act. Anyone who has been admitted to a hospital knows that a patient's recovery doesn't end at discharge. Oftentimes the responsibility for that care falls on a family member with no clinical training, which is unfair to the caregiver, hazardous to the patient, and expensive for the hospital if it results in readmission and costly bills. This is especially important with Delaware seniors, many of which have a caregiver with them in the home.

As a nurse and a mom, Bethany knows it is important that we protect the most vulnerable among us. This is why she sponsored the CARE Act this year, which will ensure better coordination between our hospitals and caregivers so our seniors and loved ones get the care they need. Thanks to the AARP and Sheila Grant for your work with her on this important legislation.


08/3/16
Bethany is grateful for the support and endorsement of Reverend Sam Latham. Sam is a true leader in his church, community and for the thousands of hard working Delawareans he represented as the former president of the Delaware AFL-CIO. She also shares Sam's commitment to faith, family and community, and she is honored that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Bethany is grateful for the support and endorsement of Reverend Sam Latham. Sam is a true leader in his church, community and for the thousands of hard working Delawareans he represented as the former president of the Delaware AFL-CIO. She also shares Sam's commitment to faith, family and community, and she is honored that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


08/2/16
With increasing crime in many of our towns and cities, we can’t thank our police officers and community agencies enough for the work they do to keep us safe. Bethany had the opportunity to attend the 2016 National Night Out in Middletown and Newark which promotes community building between police officers and community members. She looks forward to continuing my work with police agencies across the state to ensure safer communities and a stronger, healthier Delaware.

With increasing crime in many of our towns and cities, we can’t thank our police officers and community agencies enough for the work they do to keep us safe. Bethany had the opportunity to attend the 2016 National Night Out in Middletown and Newark which promotes community building between police officers and community members. She looks forward to continuing my work with police agencies across the state to ensure safer communities and a stronger, healthier Delaware.


08/1/16

Bethany is honored to have the support and endorsement of the Barbara Gittings Delaware Stonewall Democrats, a group who is fiercely committed to LGBTQ rights in the First State. Since she first entered the legislature in 2003, Bethany has proudly stood with organizations like the Stonewall Dems on every piece of equality legislation that has come across her desk. While there is still work to be done, Bethany is proud of how far we have come in Delaware. As our next Lt. Governor, Bethany will continue to fight for fairness and equality in Delaware.


07/29/16
Team Bethany had a great time talking with Delawareans at the‪ Delaware State Fair‬!

Team Bethany had a great time talking with Delawareans at the‪ Delaware State Fair‬!


07/28/16
Bethany is truly honored to have the support and endorsement of the Delaware State Education Association (DSEA). As a nurse and an educator, she knows that a high quality education creates the foundation and fundamental building blocks to ensure a stronger, healthier Delaware and a more prosperous future for our students.
Whether it's creating stronger incentives for teachers to come and stay in Delaware, to developing a salary structure that rewards the tireless work our educators do, or the ability to bring stakeholders together to tackle the challenges we are facing around student achievement, Bethany will utilize her decades of classroom experience, and 14 years as a legislator to advocate for our teachers and continue the work that is so important to educators, parents, students and all who work to prepare our children to be college and career ready.

Bethany is truly honored to have the support and endorsement of the Delaware State Education Association (DSEA). As a nurse and an educator, she knows that a high quality education creates the foundation and fundamental building blocks to ensure a stronger, healthier Delaware and a more prosperous future for our students.

Whether it's creating stronger incentives for teachers to come and stay in Delaware, to developing a salary structure that rewards the tireless work our educators do, or the ability to bring stakeholders together to tackle the challenges we are facing around student achievement, Bethany will utilize her decades of classroom experience, and 14 years as a legislator to advocate for our teachers and continue the work that is so important to educators, parents, students and all who work to prepare our children to be college and career ready.


07/26/16
Bethany is grateful for the support and endorsement of Jason Hortiz. Jason is a true role model and community leader in the MOT area. As a dad, coach, and someone committed to the Democratic process, Jason knows what it takes to make a difference in Delaware. Bethany has enjoyed working with him in her home district, and she looks forward to working with him as our next Lt. Governor.

Bethany is grateful for the support and endorsement of Jason Hortiz. Jason is a true role model and community leader in the MOT area. As a dad, coach, and someone committed to the Democratic process, Jason knows what it takes to make a difference in Delaware. Bethany has enjoyed working with him in her home district, and she looks forward to working with him as our next Lt. Governor.


07/25/16

Bethany is honored to have the support of David C Humes. Dave is a great friend, and is a champion in the fight against addiction. Unfortunately, Dave suffered the ultimate tragedy when his son died of a fatal opioid overdose at the age of 24. Since then, he and Bethany have worked closely together on several bills that expand resources for those struggling with addiction and have saved many lives. As Lt. Governor, Bethany will continue the fight against addiction epidemic. We can and must do better to achieve a stronger, healthier Delaware.


07/23/16
Bethany had a great day in Wilmington, at Kingswood Community Center Day on July 23rd. Kingswood Community Center works hard for a stronger, healthier Delaware by providing key services for children, adults and seniors in the community.

Bethany had a great day in Wilmington, at Kingswood Community Center Day on July 23rd. Kingswood Community Center works hard for a stronger, healthier Delaware by providing key services for children, adults and seniors in the community.


07/22/16
Bethany joined state, county, and local officials for the renaming ceremony of the New Castle County Courthouse to the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington on July 22nd. 
Judge Williams was the state's second African-American judge and one of the first African-American students at the University of Delaware. Judge Williams was a true civil rights leader in our state, and paved the way for so many in our state.

Bethany joined state, county, and local officials for the renaming ceremony of the New Castle County Courthouse to the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington on July 22nd.

Judge Williams was the state's second African-American judge and one of the first African-American students at the University of Delaware. Judge Williams was a true civil rights leader in our state, and paved the way for so many in our state.


07/21/16
On July 21st, Bethany joined officials from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Delaware Health Information Network as Governor Jack Markell signed a bill she sponsored earlier this year that creates a health care claims database. This bill creates much needed transparency around health care costs, and moves Delaware towards a more efficient healthcare delivery system that emphasizes quality care and places greater value on patient outcomes.
Ultimately, the bill will control long-term health care costs, and help the state make more informed purchasing decisions without affecting the quality of care available to state employees and medicaid recipients.

On July 21st, Bethany joined officials from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Delaware Health Information Network as Governor Jack Markell signed a bill she sponsored earlier this year that creates a health care claims database. This bill creates much needed transparency around health care costs, and moves Delaware towards a more efficient healthcare delivery system that emphasizes quality care and places greater value on patient outcomes.

Ultimately, the bill will control long-term health care costs, and help the state make more informed purchasing decisions without affecting the quality of care available to state employees and medicaid recipients.


07/20/16
This month, Bethany has been up and down the state talking with Delawareans in Wilmington and Dover. ‪‬Team Bethany has been overwhelmed by the positive response we have received from Delawareans who want a stronger, healthier economy, a better education system, and greater access to affordable health care. Together, we can make that happen.

This month, Bethany has been up and down the state talking with Delawareans in Wilmington and Dover. ‪‬Team Bethany has been overwhelmed by the positive response we have received from Delawareans who want a stronger, healthier economy, a better education system, and greater access to affordable health care. Together, we can make that happen.


07/19/16
Earlier this month, Bethany stopped by a local senior center in Wilmington for a blood pressure screening and to talk about the importance of good health and nutrition, especially for our aging population. Thanks to Sen. McDowell and Dr. Nina Anderson for joining her. Together, we can create a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Earlier this month, Bethany stopped by a local senior center in Wilmington for a blood pressure screening and to talk about the importance of good health and nutrition, especially for our aging population. Thanks to Sen. McDowell and Dr. Nina Anderson for joining her. Together, we can create a stronger, healthier Delaware.


07/21/16
Bethany is grateful for the support her campaign continues to receive from legislators and community leaders across Delaware. Rep. Gerald Brady is one of those leaders. Gerald not only serves his hometown of Wilmington in the legislature, but also his state and his country as an Iraq war veteran with the Delaware Army National Guard. Bethany is honored to have his support and endorsement, and even more honored that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Bethany is grateful for the support her campaign continues to receive from legislators and community leaders across Delaware. Rep. Gerald Brady is one of those leaders. Gerald not only serves his hometown of Wilmington in the legislature, but also his state and his country as an Iraq war veteran with the Delaware Army National Guard. Bethany is honored to have his support and endorsement, and even more honored that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


07/19/16
Last week, Bethany stopped by a local senior center in Wilmington for a blood pressure screening and to talk about the importance of good health and nutrition, especially for our aging population. Thanks to Sen. McDowell and Dr. Nina Anderson for joining her. Together, we can create a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Last week, Bethany stopped by a local senior center in Wilmington for a blood pressure screening and to talk about the importance of good health and nutrition, especially for our aging population. Thanks to Sen. McDowell and Dr. Nina Anderson for joining her. Together, we can create a stronger, healthier Delaware.


07/16/16
Team Bethany had a great time at Delaware City Day on July 16th! A true‪ Delaware‬‬ tradition. We always appreciate the opportunity to talk to Delawareans about how we can work together for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Team Bethany had a great time at Delaware City Day on July 16th! A true‪ Delaware‬‬ tradition. We always appreciate the opportunity to talk to Delawareans about how we can work together for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


07/16/16
Bethany had a wonderful afternoon at the kickoff for John Carney's campaign for Governor in Wilmington on July 16th!

Bethany had a wonderful afternoon at the kickoff for John Carney's campaign for Governor in Wilmington on July 16th!


07/13/16
Bethany is honored to have the support and endorsement of Rep. Paul Baumbach. She has had the opportunity to work closely with him on a number of key issues. Paul's commitment to his district and leadership on issues including healthcare, education, and the economy have made him one of the most productive members of the legislature. Bethany is grateful for Paul's support and even more grateful that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Bethany is honored to have the support and endorsement of Rep. Paul Baumbach. She has had the opportunity to work closely with him on a number of key issues. Paul's commitment to his district and leadership on issues including healthcare, education, and the economy have made him one of the most productive members of the legislature. Bethany is grateful for Paul's support and even more grateful that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


07/10/16
Team Bethany's Sussex County office opened in Lewes on July 9th! It was a great day with friends and supporters followed by some door knocking and talking to local residents.

Team Bethany's Sussex County office opened in Lewes on July 9th! It was a great day with friends and supporters followed by some door knocking and talking to local residents.


07/05/16
Bethany is honored to have the support and endorsement of the Delaware Building Trades union. As a longtime union member and supporter of Delaware unions, she is grateful for their support. Unions are a true voice for fairness and equality in the workplace, and Bethany appreciates all they do to create a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Bethany is honored to have the support and endorsement of the Delaware Building Trades union. As a longtime union member and supporter of Delaware unions, she is grateful for their support. Unions are a true voice for fairness and equality in the workplace, and Bethany appreciates all they do to create a stronger, healthier Delaware.


07/4/16
Team Bethany celebrating Independence Day Across the First State!

Team Bethany celebrating Independence Day Across the First State!


07/1/16
Sen. Hall-Long joined Lilly Ledbetter and many of her legislative colleagues in sponsoring several bills, which address discrimination against women in the workplace, sexual assault, and postpartum depression among others.

Sen. Hall-Long joined Lilly Ledbetter and many of her legislative colleagues in sponsoring several bills, which address discrimination against women in the workplace, sexual assault, and postpartum depression among others.


06/30/16
Thank you very much to Bill Carson for your endorsement in supporting team Bethany. Bill Has served our country and our state in the Delaware Air National Guard and as a state Representative committed to issues heartrending our veterans and middle class Delawareans.  Grateful for your support, and even more obliged he shares Sen. Hall-Longs foresight for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Thank you very much to Bill Carson for your endorsement in supporting team Bethany. Bill Has served our country and our state in the Delaware Air National Guard and as a state Representative committed to issues heartrending our veterans and middle class Delawareans. Grateful for your support, and even more obliged he shares Sen. Hall-Longs foresight for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


06/28/16
Sen. Hall-long enjoyed spending time with the Barbara Gittings Delaware Stonewall Democrats this in June. A group who is truly committed to LGBTQ rights in the First State. Since Sen. Hall-Long first entered the legislature in 2003, she has proudly stood with organizations like the Stonewall Democrats on every piece of equality legislation that has come across her desk. While there is still work to be done, She is proud of how far we have come in Delaware.  Also thank you to Governor Jack Markell and so many others for their leadership on equal rights.

Sen. Hall-long enjoyed spending time with the Barbara Gittings Delaware Stonewall Democrats this in June. A group who is truly committed to LGBTQ rights in the First State. Since Sen. Hall-Long first entered the legislature in 2003, she has proudly stood with organizations like the Stonewall Democrats on every piece of equality legislation that has come across her desk. While there is still work to be done, She is proud of how far we have come in Delaware. Also thank you to Governor Jack Markell and so many others for their leadership on equal rights.


06/27/16
Sen. Hall-Long joined to vote for expanding background checks for gun purchases in 2013. Last week she was proud to stand with her Democratic colleagues in the Senate to pass legislation closing a loophole in Delaware that allowed some people to purchase a weapon before a background check could be completed. “When it comes to making Delaware safer and stronger there are common sense steps we can and must take to keep guns away from dangerous people who shouldn’t have them” – Sen. Bethany Hall-Long

Sen. Hall-Long joined to vote for expanding background checks for gun purchases in 2013. Last week she was proud to stand with her Democratic colleagues in the Senate to pass legislation closing a loophole in Delaware that allowed some people to purchase a weapon before a background check could be completed. “When it comes to making Delaware safer and stronger there are common sense steps we can and must take to keep guns away from dangerous people who shouldn’t have them”

– Sen. Bethany Hall-Long


06/20/16
In June, Bethany stopped by the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington

In June, Bethany stopped by the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington.


06/20/16
Sen. Hall Long, along with Sen. Blevins, organized a taskforce to better understand the epidemic of mental illness and drug abuse within the state of Delaware, especially within the prison population. Sen. Hall-Long urged to fix Delaware’s behavioral health system with her findings on mental health.

Sen. Hall Long, along with Sen. Blevins, organized a taskforce to better understand the epidemic of mental illness and drug abuse within the state of Delaware, especially within the prison population. Sen. Hall-Long urged to fix Delaware’s behavioral health system with her findings on mental health.


06/16/16

Sen. Hall-Long received the recommendation for endorsement from the New Castle County Democratic Party Executive Committee, who share the Senators ideals for a stronger, healthier Delaware. Sen. Hall-Long’s roots in the Democratic Party of Delaware run deep as she was a long-term RD Vice Chair and Democratic committee member.


06/14/16
Senate Bill 226, which Sen. Hall-Long sponsored, is enacted into Delaware law which paves the way for mental illness and drug addiction recovery by building a 90 bed behavioral health facility in Georgetown.

Senate Bill 226, which Sen. Hall-Long sponsored, is enacted into Delaware law which paves the way for mental illness and drug addiction recovery by building a 90 bed behavioral health facility in Georgetown.


06/11/16
Sen. Hall-Long took part in the New Castle Separation Day Parade and met fellow Delawareans and New Castle residents.

Sen. Hall-Long took part in the New Castle Separation Day Parade and met fellow Delawareans and New Castle residents.


Sen. Nicole Poore Endorses Bethany

06/09/16
Sen. Hall-Long honorably accepts an endorsement from Sen. Nicole Poore. Sen. Poore’s work has made strides to make Delawareans with disabilities a more welcoming and accepting environment. Sen. Poore proudly shares Sen. Hall-Long’s ideals for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Sen. Hall-Long honorably accepts an endorsement from Sen. Nicole Poore. Sen. Poore’s work has made strides to make Delawareans with disabilities a more welcoming and accepting environment. Sen. Poore proudly shares Sen. Hall-Long’s ideals for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


Delaware VFW 79th Annual State Convention

06/07/16
Senator Hall-Long attended the Delaware VFW 79th Annual State Convention dinner which inducted the first female State Department Commander

Senator Hall-Long attended the Delaware VFW 79th Annual State Convention dinner which inducted the first female State Department Commander


Lieutenant governor candidate Hall-Long returns home

06/03/16
Bethany Hall-LongState Sen. Bethany Hall-Long (D-Middletown) was back on her old stomping grounds on Thursday, May 27, but this time as a candidate for lieutenant governor.

Bethany Hall-LongState Sen. Bethany Hall-Long (D-Middletown) was back on her old stomping grounds on Thursday, May 27, but this time as a candidate for lieutenant governor.

Hall-Long grew up on her family’s farm in Dagsboro and graduated from Indian River High School in 1981. After high school, she went on to Thomas Jefferson University, where she earned a degree in nursing, and later earned her doctorate from George Mason University.

Sitting across the street from Lord Baltimore Elementary School, where she jokingly recalled a particularly tough sixth-grade math teacher, Hall Long said, “I’m the only candidate who knows how to surf and how to drive a tractor.” ...

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Louis Redding Middle School Career Day

05/28/16
Senator Hall-Long, along with Senator Sokola,  made a visit to the Louis Redding Middle School during career day. She spoke on a pursuit for higher education eventually leading towards finding enriching careers and preparedness for their future.

Senator Hall-Long, along with Senator Sokola, made a visit to the Louis Redding Middle School during career day. She spoke on a pursuit for higher education eventually leading towards finding enriching careers and preparedness for their future.


Rep. Larry Mitchell Endorses Bethany

05/27/16
Sen. Hall-Long is honored to have the support and endorsement of Rep. Larry Mitchell. Larry's career in law enforcement and public safety spans over 30 years. He has worked tirelessly to make sure Delaware's communities are safer and healthier. Sen. Hall-Long is grateful to have his support and looks forward to continuing to work with him for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Sen. Hall-Long is honored to have the support and endorsement of Rep. Larry Mitchell. Larry's career in law enforcement and public safety spans over 30 years. He has worked tirelessly to make sure Delaware's communities are safer and healthier. Sen. Hall-Long is grateful to have his support and looks forward to continuing to work with him for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


Sen. Hall-Long Introduces CARE Act Legislation

05/24/16
The mental and physical health of our children is vital. Last week, Bethany joined students and Colonial School District staff at Eisenberg Elementary for the ribbon cutting of their Life Health Center (LHC). The health center will have an on-site nurse practitioner to diagnose students and write certain prescriptions. The health center will also feature behavioral health services for students in need. Bethany was pleased to work with her colleagues to help make school-based health centers become a reality, and she looks forward to to seeing this model replicated at schools across the state to provide much needed health services for students.

Anyone who has been admitted to a hospital knows that a patient's recovery doesn't end at discharge. That is why Bethany worked with the AARP to introduce legislation, known as the CARE Act, that ensures training and coordination between the hospital and caregiver upon discharge. Oftentimes, the responsibility for that care falls on a family member with no clinical training, which is unfair to the caregiver, hazardous to the patient, and expensive for the hospital if it results in readmission. We must ensure that caregivers are ready and prepared to care for a patient outside of a hospital setting. Special thanks to Sheila Grant for working with her on this legislation to make it a reality.


Bethany Joins Ribbon Cutting of Eisenberg Elementary’s Life Health Center

05/23/16
Anyone who has been admitted to a hospital knows that a patient's recovery doesn't end at discharge. That is why Bethany worked with the AARP to introduce legislation, known as the CARE Act, that ensures training and coordination between the hospital and caregiver upon discharge. Oftentimes, the responsibility for that care falls on a family member with no clinical training, which is unfair to the caregiver, hazardous to the patient, and expensive for the hospital if it results in readmission. We must ensure that caregivers are ready and prepared to care for a patient outside of a hospital setting. Special thanks to Sheila Grant for working with her on this legislation to make it a reality.

The mental and physical health of our children is vital. Last week, Bethany joined students and Colonial School District staff at Eisenberg Elementary for the ribbon cutting of their Life Health Center (LHC). The health center will have an on-site nurse practitioner to diagnose students and write certain prescriptions. The health center will also feature behavioral health services for students in need. Bethany was pleased to work with her colleagues to help make school-based health centers become a reality, and she looks forward to to seeing this model replicated at schools across the state to provide much needed health services for students.

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Sen. Michael Mulrooney Endorses Bethany

05/20/16
Whether it's his work on the Bond Bill committee, or his commitment to addressing the addiction epidemic, Rep. Mike Mulrooney has been at the forefront of fighting for middle class families and standing up for some of Delaware's most vulnerable populations. Sen. Hall-Long is grateful for his support and endorsement, and even more grateful that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Whether it's his work on the Bond Bill committee, or his commitment to addressing the addiction epidemic, Rep. Mike Mulrooney has been at the forefront of fighting for middle class families and standing up for some of Delaware's most vulnerable populations. Sen. Hall-Long is grateful for his support and endorsement, and even more grateful that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


Sen. Hall-Long Discusses Work in Senate and Campaign for Lt. Governor

05/15/16
Bethany had the opportunity to sit down with Community Crossfire to talk about the work she is doing this year in the senate, and why she is running for Lt. Governor.

Bethany had the opportunity to sit down with Community Crossfire to talk about the work she is doing this year in the senate, and why she is running for Lt. Governor.

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Sen. Bruce Ennis Endorses Bethany

05/13/16
Bethany is honored to have the support and endorsement of Senator Bruce Ennis. Bruce has a record of service in Delaware that spans over 50 years, first as State Trooper, then as a legislator. Bruce and Sen. Hall-Long represent neighboring districts, and have had the opportunity to serve the residents of Delaware very closely together on many issues from helping our veterans to addressing challenges in the MOT area. She is grateful to call Sen. Ennis a colleague and a friend, and even more grateful he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Bethany is honored to have the support and endorsement of Senator Bruce Ennis. Bruce has a record of service in Delaware that spans over 50 years, first as State Trooper, then as a legislator. Bruce and Sen. Hall-Long represent neighboring districts, and have had the opportunity to serve the residents of Delaware very closely together on many issues from helping our veterans to addressing challenges in the MOT area. She is grateful to call Sen. Ennis a colleague and a friend, and even more grateful he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


“Robo Trip” Bill Co-Sponsored by Bethany Passes Through the Senate

05/12/16
From fighting for equal rights to strengthening Delaware's middle class, Rep. Melanie George Smith has been one of Delaware's strongest advocates. Sen. Hall-Long is proud to have earned her endorsement, and even prouder that she shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

As a senator and a nurse, Bethany has continued to work with her fellow legislators, advocates, and stakeholders to address the addiction epidemic in Delaware. Earlier this week, the senate passed the "robo trip" bill that she co-sponsored along with Rep. Bentz, Sen. Poore and several of her colleagues that will require anyone under the age of 18 to have a prescription in order to purchase over the counter cough suppressants with the drug DXM present.

While these cough suppressants are very useful medications when taken appropriately, far too many under the age of 18 are abusing it to get high, and risking a fatal overdose. It is important we continue to do everything we can to keep drugs out of the hands of our children and continue to seek expanded resources for those already struggling with addiction.

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Rep. Melanie George Smith Endorses Bethany

05/6/16
From fighting for equal rights to strengthening Delaware's middle class, Rep. Melanie George Smith has been one of Delaware's strongest advocates. Sen. Hall-Long is proud to have earned her endorsement, and even prouder that she shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

From fighting for equal rights to strengthening Delaware's middle class, Rep. Melanie George Smith has been one of Delaware's strongest advocates. Sen. Hall-Long is proud to have earned her endorsement, and even prouder that she shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


Bethany Speaks to the Delaware Young Democrats to Increase Disability Awareness

05/2/16
25 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. With roughly 1 in 5 Americans living with a disability as classified under the ADA, we must continue our work to ensure that we focus on one's ability and not disabilities. We must also work to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to work, has access to quality healthcare, and a good education.

25 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. With roughly 1 in 5 Americans living with a disability as classified under the ADA, we must continue our work to ensure that we focus on one's ability and not disabilities. We must also work to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to work, has access to quality healthcare, and a good education.

Thanks to the Delaware Young Democrats for giving Bethany the opportunity to speak about her work and vision to help Delawareans with disabilities reach their full potential. Thanks for the invitation and for hosting such a great disability forum to talk about these very important issues.


Wilmington Wellness Day

04/30/16
So many Delawareans working to create a stronger, healthier Delaware at Wilmington Wellness Day. Sen. Hall-Long enjoyed meeting with many of her fellow nurses, health professionals, and Wilmington residents to talk about how we can work together for a better Delaware!

So many Delawareans working to create a stronger, healthier Delaware at Wilmington Wellness Day. Sen. Hall-Long enjoyed meeting with many of her fellow nurses, health professionals, and Wilmington residents to talk about how we can work together for a better Delaware!


Sen. Hall-Long Speaks on Behalf of the Homeless Bill of Rights

04/30/16
Sen. Hall-Long showed support for her friend, Dr. DeBorah Gilbert White, and the HerStory Ensemble First Annual Empowerment and Advocacy award benefit to end homelessness. Rep. Stephanie Bolden and her were pleased to join such a special group and speak up on behalf of the Homeless Bill of Rights. Together we can create a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Sen. Hall-Long showed support for her friend, Dr. DeBorah Gilbert White, and the HerStory Ensemble First Annual Empowerment and Advocacy award benefit to end homelessness. Rep. Stephanie Bolden and her were pleased to join such a special group and speak up on behalf of the Homeless Bill of Rights. Together we can create a stronger, healthier Delaware.


Sen. Dave Sokola Endorses Bethany

04/29/16
Bethany is honored to have the support and endorsement of Senator Dave Sokola. Dave's record of service speaks for itself. With over 26 years of service to Delaware in the state senate, Dave has worked tirelessly to improve our education system and foster business growth in our state. She is grateful to have him as a colleague, and even more grateful that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Bethany is honored to have the support and endorsement of Senator Dave Sokola. Dave's record of service speaks for itself. With over 26 years of service to Delaware in the state senate, Dave has worked tirelessly to improve our education system and foster business growth in our state. She is grateful to have him as a colleague, and even more grateful that he shares her vision for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


Final Day of Capital Bond Committee Hearings

04/28/16
Today marked the final day of Capital Bond Committee hearings in Dover. As a member of the committee, Sen. Hall-Long takes great pride in working with her fellow legislators to find ways for our existing businesses to grow and finding methods to attract new business to Delaware. Making sure we create an environment for businesses to thrive in Delaware is one of the many keys to a stronger, healthier state.

Today marked the final day of Capital Bond Committee hearings in Dover. As a member of the committee, Sen. Hall-Long takes great pride in working with her fellow legislators to find ways for our existing businesses to grow and finding methods to attract new business to Delaware. Making sure we create an environment for businesses to thrive in Delaware is one of the many keys to a stronger, healthier state.


Bethany Attends Community Event to Promote Recycling

04/25/16
In effort to promote recycling and raise awareness about single-use plastics, and the impacts of disposable plastic bags, Bethany joined schools and community groups from across the state in attempt to set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's largest plastic ball. The final ball weighed in at 340 pounds. Great job to Bring Your Own Bag Delaware, The Sierra Club, and everyone who helped with this incredible effort!

In effort to promote recycling and raise awareness about single-use plastics, and the impacts of disposable plastic bags, Bethany joined schools and community groups from across the state in attempt to set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's largest plastic ball. The final ball weighed in at 340 pounds. Great job to Bring Your Own Bag Delaware, The Sierra Club, and everyone who helped with this incredible effort!


Bill Sponsored by Sen. Hall-Long Passes Through Senate

04/18/16
This piece of legislation, sponsored by Sen. Hall-Long and Sen. Pettyjohn, passed through the Senate to prevent any further hold ups from occurring. We need to continue to find ways to expand mental health resources and address the addiction epidemic in this state. Bethany continues her battle every day to help make that happen.

“This is levied so that we can do our jobs, which is to take care of Delawareans who suffer mental health and substance abuse – and provide for the first time ever in our state…much needed inpatient substance abuse treatment for teenagers.” - Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, on the importance of building an inpatient psychiatric facility in Sussex County.

This piece of legislation, sponsored by Sen. Hall-Long and Sen. Pettyjohn, passed through the Senate to prevent any further hold ups from occurring. We need to continue to find ways to expand mental health resources and address the addiction epidemic in this state. Bethany continues her battle every day to help make that happen.

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Sen. Hall-Long Helps Introduce Stephanie Schirock in Wilmington

04/15/16
Bethany attended the Cindy Foundation annual guest bartending event in Wilmington to support and raise money for those suffering from Ovarian Cancer. Thanks for all they do for a stronger, healthier Delaware.

Bethany attended the Cindy Foundation annual guest bartending event in Wilmington to support and raise money for those suffering from Ovarian Cancer. Thanks for all they do for a stronger, healthier Delaware.


Bethany Discusses Mental Illness and Addiction with Window on Wilmington

04/13/16
Bethany sat down with Shannan Harris, host of Window on Wilmington, and her friend and advocate, Edwina Bell, to talk about the work they are doing across Delaware to expand mental health and addiction resources for those in need. As she travels from Blades to Brandywine, countless stories are told from families who are affected by mental illness and addiction. With over 40,000 people in Delaware struggling with a serious mental illness, and many more struggling with addiction, we must continue to work for quality services across Delaware. We can, and must do better.

Bethany sat down with Shannan Harris, host of Window on Wilmington, and her friend and advocate, Edwina Bell, to talk about the work they are doing across Delaware to expand mental health and addiction resources for those in need. As she travels from Blades to Brandywine, countless stories are told from families who are affected by mental illness and addiction. With over 40,000 people in Delaware struggling with a serious mental illness, and many more struggling with addiction, we must continue to work for quality services across Delaware. We can, and must do better.

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Down Syndrome Awareness Event

04/12/16
Bethany spoke with the News Journal about her efforts to ensure that Sussex County receives a much needed expansion of mental health services. To prevent any further hold-ups from stopping the process, she sponsored a bill with bi-partisan support, that will ensure these services are delivered without any further delay.

"We need to be tackling this head on and if we don’t have adequate treatment facilities, inpatient and outpatient, we are not doing our job in public policy," she said, adding that "we need to have this hospital built within the 18 months."- Sen. Hall-Long

Bethany spoke with the News Journal about her efforts to ensure that Sussex County receives a much needed expansion of mental health services. To prevent any further hold-ups from stopping the process, she sponsored a bill with bi-partisan support, that will ensure these services are delivered without any further delay.

In Delaware, the need is great for expanded behavioral health services, and Bethany will continue to fight every day to expand services and increase the quality of care for those in need.

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Resolution

03/25/16
This year nearly 430 Delawareans are expected to receive a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. In March, Bethany joined Sen. McBride and Gov. Markell for the signing of a  resolution recognizing March 2016 as colorectal cancer awareness month. Bethany, the Governor, and other legislators also joined the American Cancer Society to pledge to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate by 2018. Together, we can continue to make Delaware a stronger, healthier state.

This year nearly 430 Delawareans are expected to receive a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. In March, Bethany joined Sen. McBride and Gov. Markell for the signing of a resolution recognizing March 2016 as colorectal cancer awareness month. Bethany, the Governor, and other legislators also joined the American Cancer Society to pledge to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate by 2018. Together, we can continue to make Delaware a stronger, healthier state.


Sen. Hall-Long with Comcast Newsmakers

03/18/16
Bethany sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the behavioral health legislative taskforce she chairs along with Sen. Blevins. The taskforce is comprised of stakeholders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to examine gaps and needs in Delaware's mental health system. Nearly 40,000 Delawareans live with a severe mental illness, which makes the work of this taskforce critically important. Although there is plenty of work to do, Bethany will continue to fight every day to ensure that any Delawarean who needs access to quality mental health care can get it.

Bethany sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the behavioral health legislative taskforce she chairs along with Sen. Blevins. The taskforce is comprised of stakeholders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to examine gaps and needs in Delaware's mental health system. Nearly 40,000 Delawareans live with a severe mental illness, which makes the work of this taskforce critically important. Although there is plenty of work to do, Bethany will continue to fight every day to ensure that any Delawarean who needs access to quality mental health care can get it.


Down Syndrome Awareness Event

03/15/16
Bethany meeting with some new friends at the BCP dealership in Smyrna in support of the 321 Foundation which works to empower those living with down syndrome and their families. A great event and an important cause.

Bethany meeting with some new friends at the BCP dealership in Smyrna in support of the 321 Foundation which works to empower those living with down syndrome and their families. A great event and an important cause.


Kuehne Chemical Company in Delaware City

02/23/16
Bethany joined officials from the Kuehne Chemical Company to take a tour of their Delaware City plant. On the tour, Bethany learned more about the work they do and ways that the state can help them continue to grow. Companies such as Kuehne play an important role in our state and help ensure a stronger, healthier economy.

Bethany joined officials from the Kuehne Chemical Company to take a tour of their Delaware City plant. On the tour, Bethany learned more about the work they do and ways that the state can help them continue to grow. Companies such as Kuehne play an important role in our state and help ensure a stronger, healthier economy.


World Cancer Day

02/04/16
In recognition of World Cancer Day, Bethany is pictured here with her legislative aide, Tanner Polce. #wecanbeatcancer

In recognition of World Cancer Day, Bethany is pictured here with her legislative aide, Tanner Polce. #wecanbeatcancer


HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Middletown

11/1/14
Recently, Bethany had the opportunity to tour the new HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Middletown. The hospital will offer essential rehabilitation services to M.O.T. residents recovering after a serious illness or injury. It is also bringing several new jobs to our area. Construction is nearing completion, and the hospital is continuing to hire both clinical and non-clinical positions.

Recently, Bethany had the opportunity to tour the new HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Middletown. The hospital will offer essential rehabilitation services to M.O.T. residents recovering after a serious illness or injury. It is also bringing several new jobs to our area. Construction is nearing completion, and the hospital is continuing to hire both clinical and non-clinical positions.


Chris Greenwell Testimonial

10/27/14
Chris Greenwell, Farmington, Newark

When my neighborhood was built in the late 1980s, we were promised a lot of things but the developer built houses and pulled out, and we ended up with a lot of problems. We talked to Bethany and she really spearheaded the effort to get things turned around. She worked with DelDOT and the County to get us into the snow removal reimbursement program and make the developer fix our storm water system. She lives in Middletown, but she cares about this neighborhood like she lives here herself. If you’ve got a problem and she can help, she’s there for you. She genuinely cares and tries to help people, something that’s rare in a politician.

Chris Greenwell, Farmington, Newark


Halloween Pet Costume Contest

10/25/14
Sen. Hall-Long joined staff from the Tractor Supply in Middletown to participate as a judge for their annual Halloween pet costume contest.

Sen. Hall-Long joined staff from the Tractor Supply in Middletown to participate as a judge for their annual Halloween pet costume contest.


New Castle County Farm Bureau Banquet

10/13/14
"Sen. Hall-Long was pleased to join some of the state's agricultural and legislative leaders at the New Castle County Farm Bureau banquet".

Sen. Hall-Long was pleased to join some of the state's agricultural and legislative leaders at the New Castle County Farm Bureau banquet.


Veteran's Job and Resource Fair

10/08/14
Bethany joined the Veteran's Outreach Ministry for their veteran's job and resource fair at the Friendship Baptist Church in Glasgow.

Bethany joined the Veteran's Outreach Ministry for their veteran's job and resource fair at the Friendship Baptist Church in Glasgow.


Newark Day 2014

Newark Day 2014

Health and Job Fair

9/17/14
On September 17th, Sen. Hall-Long joined Lillian Evana Walr, Melissa Bailey and Lauren Reynolds at the Freedom Center for Independent Living in Moddletown for their Health and Job Fair.

On September 17th, Sen. Hall-Long joined Lillian Evana Walr, Melissa Bailey and Lauren Reynolds at the Freedom Center for Independent Living in Middletown for their Health and Job Fair.


Volunteer Firefighters Association Convention

On September 17th, Sen. Hall-Long joined Lillian Evana Walr, Melissa Bailey and Lauren Reynolds at the Freedom Center for Independent Living in Moddletown for their Health and Job Fair.

Bethany Hall-Long at the DE Volunteer Firefighters Association convention today. Here with Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown.


Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

9/9/14
On September 9th 2014, Governor Markell signed the 'Pregnant Workness Fairness Act into law'.

On September 9th 2014, Governor Markell signed the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act" into law. Senator Hall-Long, who is the bill's prime sponsor, drafted SB 212 to ensure that employers make reasonable accomodations to help their pregnant employees stay on the job, and maintain a level of comfort while doing so. The bill recieved support from both sides of the aisle, and passed both chambers unanimously.
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HB 199- Creating a State Sea Shell

Senator Hall-Long is pictured with Allyson Willis and her mom and dad.

Senator Hall-Long and Rep. Quinn Johnson sponsored a bill that will create the state’s first sea shell, the Chaneled Whelk. The idea was brought to Sen. Hall-Long and Rep. Johnson as the result of a Middletown 5th grade student, named Allyson Willis, who came up with the idea as the result of a school project.
Senator Hall-Long is pictured with Allyson Willis and her mom and dad.


HCR 57- Cargiver Taskforce

Pictured with Pat MaichleDSHS), Brian Posey (AARP), and Verna Hensley (Easter Seals)

This concurrent resolution, sponsored by Rep. Longhurst and Sen. Hall-Long establishes the Family Caregiving Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding the support necessary for family caregivers assisting the aging and adults with disabilities.

Pictured with Pat MaichleDSHS), Brian Posey (AARP), and Verna Hensley (Easter Seals)


SB 219- Naloxone Access

Pictured with the Governor, DHSS, Attack Addiction advocates, and legislators.

SB 219 allows the Department of Health and Social Services to develop regulations for a community based program and training to allow friends and family of those suffering from opiate addiction to receive a Naloxone kit. Naloxone blocks the effects of an opiate overdose, and is already being used in several states by law enforcement and citizens. This bill offers another lifesaving tool for prescription opiate and heroin overdose in Delaware.

Pictured with the Governor, DHSS, Attack Addiction advocates, and legislators.


SB 205- Grace Firestone Sudden Cardiac Arrest Act

SB 205 with Jonathan Kirch (American Heart Association) and Grace Firestone, who from an SCA attack. The legislation is also named in her honor.

SB 205, also known as the Grace Firestone Sudden Cardiac Arrest Act, will add measures to screen student athletes and educate parents and coaches of the risks and dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. This legislation will help prevent as many instances of sudden cardiac arrest in our student athletes as possible.

Pictured with Jonathan Kirch (American Heart Association) and Grace Firestone, who is from an SCA attack. The legislation is also named in her honor.


Sen. Hall-Long participates in the Addiction Epidemic Conference

3/19/14
Sen. Hall-Long participates in the Addiction Epidemic Conference

Today I participated in an addiction epidemic conference hosted by Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf. We focused on several items including prevention, education, criminal justice, and treatment/recovery in an effort to develop a comprehensive action plan to combat addiction in Delaware. I look forward to our continued work in this area.


Sen. Hall-Long Speaks at the “Heart in the Game” Program

1/25/14
Sen. Hall-Long Speaks at the Heart in the Game Program

Senator Hall-Long recently participated in the “Heart in the Game” program for youth athletes in Delaware on January 25th. The event was held at Springer Middle School and focused on identifying the early signs of a sudden cardiac arrest for student athletes before they suffer from an attack. Senator Hall-Long along with Senator Cloutier attended the event to speak to those in attendance and to discuss potential legislation that will be introduced during the 2014 legislative year which will encourage team coaches and doctors to regularly screen student athletes for Sudden Cardiac Arrest.