Kim Hoey Stevenson announces run for Sussex Senate seat that recently flipped over to Democrats


Kim Hoey Stevenson announced her Republican candidacy for the 6th State Senate District. The district flipped over to Democrats in the previous election.

A life-long Sussex countian, Kim is a former educator who taught sixth grade science at Seaford Middle School and third grade at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville. She currently is the mentor coordinator for the Cape Henlopen School District and an author-journalist.

Kim is the former vice-chair of the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Milford Planning and Zoning Commission. She was known for questioning aspects of some developments in the fast-growing county where pro-growth county officials whose actions have been blamed over the years for sprawl, traffic congestion and a lack of affordable housing.

Republican leaders would like to see a female in the dwindling all-male delegation that has no members north of Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The 6th District has fewer Republians than the remainder of the solidly “red” GOP stronghold in Sussex.

“I am excited for this opportunity to serve the community that has given so much to me,” Kim said in a statement. “The Cape Region is a beautiful place to raise a family, start a business, and to enjoy life after retirement. I look to not only preserve, but enhance the quality of life in the district by promoting a strong education system, a government that levels the playing field rather than picks winners and losers, and protection for the district’s beautiful coastline and open space.”


Former Senator Ernie Lopez represented the 6th Senate District from 2012 until he chose to not run again 2022 endorsed her candidacy.

Kim’s campaign motto is “Putting the Cape Region First”. She is advocates lower taxes, strong public safety, and equality.

Kim resides in Lewes with her husband, Dave. They have seven children and 19 grandchildren.