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Karen's Plan: Championing Constituent Services


Experience Matters! As your President of the New Castle County Council for the past eight years, I have tirelessly championed the needs of our community through dedicated constituent services. Working seven days a week, I ensure constant availability to address your concerns, whether through calls, social media, or in-person engagements. My commitment has been demonstrated through countless honorary resolutions, community grants, legislative advocacy, and proactive problem-solving on issues ranging from affordable housing and public safety to community development and land use. As your next County Executive, I will continue this unwavering dedication, enhancing accessibility, supporting community organizations, engaging with residents, and providing transparent communication. My extensive experience and leadership roles at local and national levels, including active participation in the National Organization of Counties and the White House Engagement, position me to effectively serve and improve the quality of life for all New Castle County residents. Together, we can make New Castle County the best place to live, work, and thrive. Thank you for your continued trust and support.

Championing Constituent Services:
Karen Hartley-Nagle for New Castle County Executive


Experience Matters! As your President of the New Castle County Council for the past eight years, I have tirelessly championed the needs of our community through dedicated constituent services. I work seven days a week, from early morning until late at night, with all my calls forwarded from my office phone to my cell phone to ensure I am always available for you. My commitment to New Castle County residents has been unwavering, and I promise to continue this practice as your next County Executive.

Unmatched Dedication to Constituent Services


The New Castle County Government provides a wide array of essential services to our constituents, and I have been at the forefront of supporting, advocating for, writing, and sponsoring legislation to enhance these services. Here are some key areas where my efforts have made a significant impact:

Honorary Resolutions and Tributes

Over the past eight years, I have written and presented hundreds of honorary resolutions and tributes, recognizing the achievements and contributions of our residents and organizations.

Community Engagement

Conducting County issue tours, assisting communities with legislation that addresses their needs, and working closely with Civic Associations, organizations, and individuals on complex problems affecting their communities have been central to my role.

Community Grants

I have presented numerous grants to a diverse array of non-profits and community organizations in need, ensuring they have the resources to continue their vital work.

Legislative Advocacy

I have strongly advocated for legislation important to the residents of New Castle County, serving as a strong voice for your concerns. I have listened, drafted, and passed legislation addressing a wide variety of important issues and concerns.

Problem Resolution

From alleviating flooding issues and resolving tax problems to addressing affordable housing, park issues, crime, land use, farmland, rezonings, public safety concerns, homelessness, substance abuse, sewer problems, and neighbor conflicts, I have been dedicated to finding resolutions and positive outcomes for our constituents.

Social Media Outreach

I have provided informative social media outreach on platforms like Nextdoor, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, keeping residents informed and engaged.

Informative Website

Paying out-of-pocket, I created a website to provide New Castle County residents with an informative place to learn about the legislative process and stay updated on county issues. Visit

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A Vision for the Future


As your next County Executive, I will continue to prioritize and enhance constituent services. Here’s what you can expect:

Enhanced Accessibility

Maintaining my commitment to being available seven days a week and ensuring your concerns are heard and addressed promptly.

Increased Support for Community Organizations

Expanding grant opportunities and support for non-profits and community organizations, ensuring they have the necessary resources to thrive.

Proactive Community Engagement

Regularly conducting community tours, holding constituent coffees, and actively engaging with Civic Associations and organizations to understand and address the needs of our communities.

Innovative Problem-Solving

Implementing new and innovative solutions to tackle issues such as flooding, affordable housing, tax concerns, parks, libraries, land use, substance abuse, open space, rezonings, historic buildings, public safety issues, crime, homelessness, and more, ensuring a better quality of life for all residents.

Transparent Communication

Continuously providing transparent and informative updates through social media and the dedicated website, keeping you informed and involved in the legislative process.

Leadership and Engagement

Council and Committee Leadership

I have presided over Council and Committee Meetings as Co-Chair of Public Safety and formerly as Co-Chair of Economic Development.

Delaware Association of Counties and More

I am also a Director of the Delaware Association of Counties and a member of the National Council of County Association Executives, the Delaware League of Local Governments, and the National League of Cities.

National Organization of Counties

As an active member, I have served on eleven committees, addressing a wide range of public issues at both local and national levels.

White House Engagement

My participation in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and the White House Partnerships Office Faith and Community Engagement Weekly Briefing calls underscores my ability to navigate and influence policy discussions at the highest levels of government.

My experience and dedication as President of New Castle County Council have prepared me to serve you effectively as County Executive. I have been your advocate, your problem-solver, and your voice in government. Together, we can make New Castle County the best place to live, work, and thrive. Join me in this mission, because with experience, dedication, and your support, we can achieve great things.

Thank you for your continued trust and support.

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