As the majority caucus of the Delaware State Senate, we seek to preserve Delaware's unique quality of life and to make our state a better place for all of our citizens. We seek to protect our citizens fully and enhance their quality of life to the best of our ability.
Our purpose is to create and enact laws that will serve these goals.
The Delaware Senate Democratic Caucus envisions a Delaware where all citizens enjoy the best quality of life and are
legally protected from harm.
Our democratic values include equality, fairness, and justice. We
uphold these values through legislative processes that include
community input and careful deliberation.
We want to continue to increase the standards by which our
citizens live. We seek to incorporate our values in legislation,
bringing them to all Delawareans.
Our Oath of Office
ARTICLE. XIV of Delaware's Constitution provides the oath that each Senator swears to uphold:
"I, (name) , do proudly swear (or affirm) to carry out
the responsibilities of the office of (name of office) to the best of my ability, freely acknowledging that the powers of this office flow from the people I am privileged to represent. I further swear (or affirm) always to place the public interests above any special or personal interests, and to respect the right of future generations to share the rich historic and natural heritage of Delaware.
In doing so I will always uphold and defend the Constitutions of my Country and my State, so help me God."
No other oath, declaration or test shall be required as a qualification for any office of public trust.