This past Thursday night I had the chance to spend the evening with Jeff Cragg as he addressed a room full of supporters.
Mr. Cragg will be challenging incumbent Jack Markell (D) in the upcoming election to be the next governor of Delaware as the Republican candidate.
The following is a bio given to me by Mr. Cragg’s campaign;
Jeff is a resident of Brandywine Hundred and married to his wife, Terry, for 21 years. Jeff and Terry have 4 children, 4 dogs and a cat.
Jeff has 24 years of management experience in positions of increasing responsibility in the Life and Health Insurance industry. Currently, Jeff is an Individual Investor and entrepeneur. Jeff and Terry have been the co-owners of a Mail Boxes Etc. Store since 2000.
Jeff is a graduate of Carlton College in Northfield Minnesota earning an EA in Economics and is a Fellow , Life Management Institute (FLMI).
A former collegiate football player, Jeff often uses sports analogies for political discussions points and is a Conservative Republican who believes in smaller government and personal responsibility. Jeff also believes in the 5 freedoms guaranteed in the first amendment.
Okay, that is the official line from the campaign. Now here is my personal opinion of Mr. Cragg.
I find him to be very comfortable speaking to a room full of people, he was willing to answer some hard questions and gave some answers that were honest, even though they may not have been what those who asked the questions wanted to hear. This to me shows integrity and honesty, something that we are surely missing at all levels of government.
He seems to have a grasp of the issues facing the state and the nation. And while this meeting was more of a campaign strategy then it was a meet the candidate, I hope to have future opportunities to question Mr. Cragg at length. I would encourage everyone to seek out more information about Mr. Cragg. You can friend him on http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1536936018