Lt. Governor Hall-Long statement on the fallen correctional officer from James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

“It is with deep sadness that I send my condolences to the family of Department of Corrections Sgt. Steven Floyd. Tragically, Sgt. Floyd lost his life as a result of the hostage situation that occurred at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. My thoughts and prayers are also with all those who were held captive for several hours against their will.

This serves as a reminder that our corrections staff, law enforcement officers, and first responders serve us bravely in the most dangerous and hostile of situations. I also want to thank the multiple agencies who helped bring this ordeal to a close. We owe them an incredible debt of gratitude for the work they do to keep us safe.”


Statement from Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long

Dover – Today I had the great honor of taking the oath of office as Delaware’s 26th Lieutenant Governor. I look forward to working with our new Governor, John Carney, in helping to make Delaware a healthier and stronger state. In order to help me accomplish the many goals we have set out to achieve, I have asked Keith Warren to join me as my Chief of Staff. Keith brings with him sixteen years of service in state government and has a deep understanding of how it works.

Keith, a Sussex County native, formerly served as a senior adviser to former Attorney General Beau Biden and also as the Director of Legislative and External Affairs for the Department of Justice. He was closely involved in many of the legislative accomplishments Attorney General Biden achieved during his time in office. In addition, he served as a legislative liaison and policy adviser to former Governor Ruth Ann Minner. Keith will be an asset to me as we set out to hit the ground running and work toward fulfilling the goals we campaigned on for all Delawareans.

In addition, Bryan Gordon will serve as my Deputy Chief of Staff.

Bryan most recently served as Campaign Manager during my run for Lt. Governor. Prior to that, Bryan served in the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services as a Community Relations Officer for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. He has also served as a Legislative Aide to Senator Hall-Long and Senator Sokola where he helped lead a number of health related policy initiatives. Bryan currently resides in New Castle County.
Bryan brings a wide range of knowledge from his work in both local and state government. His experience working with the people of Delaware on the issues that matter most will be an extremely valuable to me as Lt. Governor.

Their experience will be invaluable to me and I look forward to working with them both.


Inauguration Day Schedule for January 17, 2017

Interfaith Prayer Service
WHAT: Governor-elect Carney and Lieutenant Governor-elect Hall-Long will join attendees at Whatcoat United Methodist Church for a pre-Inaugural interfaith prayer service.

WHO:Governor-elect John Carney
Lieutenant Governor-elect Bethany Hall-Long
Reverend Elmer Davis, Whatcoat United Methodist Church
Rabbi Michael Scott Beals, Congregation Beth Shalom
Father John Hopkins, St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:Whatcoat United Methodist Church
341 Saulsbury Road
Dover, DE 19904

Inaugural Ceremony of the 74th Governor John C. Carney and 26th Lieutenant Governor Bethany A. Hall-Long
WHAT: The Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect will participate in a formal ceremony prior to taking the oath of office and giving an inaugural address, respectively.

WHO: Governor-elect John Carney
Lieutenant Governor-elect Bethany Hall-Long

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:30 a.m. – Prelude
10:45 a.m. – Introduction of the Platform Guests
11:00 a.m. – Ceremony

WHERE: Legislative Hall
Dover, DE

Broadcast on Facebook Live and Live Stream

PROGRAM: 10:30 a.m. – Prelude
Delaware National Guard

10:45a.m. – Introduction of The Platform Guests
Delaware State Police Bagpipes

11:00 a.m. – Greeting
Dr. Harry L. Williams – President, Delaware State University

“Ruffles and Flourishes”
287th Army Band, Delaware National Guard

“Stars and Stripes Forever”
CWO 3 Robert Stike, Commander

Nineteen Gun Salute
Delaware National Guard

Presentation of Colors
Delaware State Police Color Guard

National Anthem
Staff Sgt. Naomi D. Scott – 436th Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB

Invocation
Rev. Elmer Neal Davis Jr.

Administration of Oath of Office to Lt. Governor Bethany A. Hall-Long
Justice James Vaughan – Delaware Supreme Court

Inaugural Address
The Honorable Bethany A. Hall-Long – Lieutenant Governor

“America the Beautiful”
Jack Hanson and Emily Rossi – Members of Delaware’s All State Choir

Administration of Oath of Office to Governor John C. Carney
Chief Justice Leo Strine – Delaware Supreme Court

Inaugural Address
The Honorable John C. Carney – Governor

“Our Delaware”
Alyssa P. Perez – Member of Delaware’s All State Choir

Benediction
Rabbi Michael Scott Beals

Retirement of Colors
Delaware State Police Color Guard

Postlude
287th Army Band, Delaware National Guard

Public Greeting

WHAT: Governor Carney and Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long will greet attendees in a receiving line following the ceremony.

WHO: Governor John Carney
Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Legislative Hall
Dover, DE

Inaugural Celebration
WHAT: Governor Carney will join guests at Dover Downs to celebrate the Inauguration. Prior registration was required for guests. Closed press.

WHO: Governor John Carney
Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long
Registered guests

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Dover Downs
1131 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901