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Blue Enigma Party
Founded2006; 12 years ago (2006)
Headquarters Wilmington, Delaware
Membership (August 1, 2017)130 [1]
Website
http://theblueenigmaparty.com

The Blue Enigma Party was a ballot qualified third party in the U.S. state of Delaware. Founded in 2006, they became ballot qualified for the 2008 election placing candidates on the ballot for governor and other state offices. [2]

Party platform

The Blue Enigma Party supported education reform that would include more teachers, consolidation of the state's public school districts into a unified system, and improved curriculum in schools. The party also called for state government to tackle crime by adding more police in high-crime areas and improving job opportunities in low-income areas. The Blue Enigma Party supported green energy using solar, wind, and tidal power, along with expansion of curbside recycling to be a permanent fixture throughout the state. The party also supported legalized sports betting and the addition of poker rooms at casinos in order to generate revenue for the state. [3]

2008 candidates

In 2008, the party fielded candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and in 3 races for State Representative. [4] Party founder Jeffrey Brown was listed as the party's candidate for Governor and for State Representative in district 13. Peter Cullen was the party's candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Stephen Michael Annand was the party's candidate for State Representative in district 19. Daniel D. Rappa, Jr. was the party's candidate for State Representative in district 20.

At some point prior to September 30, 2008, Peter Cullen and Daniel D. Rappa, Jr. withdrew from their respective races.

2010 candidates

Jeffrey Brown ran for U.S. Congress and State Representative in District 13. In the congressional race he earned 961 votes, or 0.31%. In the legislative race he received 440 votes for 9.2%.

After 2010

The party's website is no longer active and their Facebook page went quiet in January 2011 for an extended period. In 2013, the party's Facebook page indicated Jeffrey Brown would come out of retirement and in 2015, the page posted that the party would be reborn in 2016, but nothing happened. The last post on the party's Facebook page dates back to October 2016, indicating lack of funding. [5] As of August 1, 2017, there are 130 voters registered to the party in Delaware. [1]

References

  1. ^ a b "State of Delaware Registered Voters" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Blue Enigma Party is a Qualified Party in Delaware". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
  3. ^ "The Blue Enigma Party Political Agenda". The Blue Enigma Party. Archived from the original on 2008-09-25. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ballot Qualified Candidates". State of Delaware, Commissioner of Elections. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
  5. ^ "The Blue Enigma Party". Facebook. Retrieved June 5, 2018.

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