In 2014, Delaware State Treasurer Ken Simpler overcame nearly a 2 to 1 registration disadvantage and became the first non-incumbent Republican to win a statewide office in Delaware since 1994. Hear about how Ken pulled off the victory, what a day in the life of a state treasurer is, and how Ken turned the darkest moment of the campaign into a bright spot.
2:00 – Who is Ken Simpler?
3:40 – What is the day in the life of a state treasurer?
6:50 – Can you discuss your budget smoothing proposal?
8:30 – How did you enter the race in 2014?
11:30 – Did you get resistance from the Party, other than your primary opponent?
18:10 – What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from being in office so far?
21:00 – Have you seen an increase in partisanship?
23:45 – How can we heal the partisanship and divide in the country?
27:00 – What would you say to a young person thinking about getting involved?
31:00 – Can you take me to the darkest time of your campaign?
37:00 – What’s the biggest personal challenge you’ve overcome?
42:00 – Do you have a personal habit that helped you through a hard time?
43:40 – What book would you assign to a graduating high school or college class?