TownSquare Live reports Ramone will enter GOP race for governor


The Republican primary race for governor is getting more interesting.

TownSquareLive reported that House Minority Leader Mike Ramone plans to run for the post, taking on state party Chair Julianne Murray. Ramone is a small business owner who represents the Pike Creek area in the House.

Murray, a lawyer from Seaford, earlier announced her candidacy after declaring that the state party could not find a candidate with her qualifications. Murray was elected party chair, defeating former judge and Attorney General Jane Brady.

Murray managed to get 46% of the vote in a race for Attorney General based on her opposition to Covid-19 restrictions and claiming that incumbent Kathy Jennings was soft on crime.

Jerry Price, a retired police officer in Rehoboth Beach and New York City, announced his candidacy but was not endorsed by the state party.


Ramone cannot run for both the House seat and governor and told DelawareLive Editor Betsy Price he is building a home in Sussex County.

Ramone narrowly won re-election two years ago in a district that leans Democrat. His decision could reduce the number of Republican House members in northern Delaware to one.

Delaware has been without a Republican governor since the 1990s, and both Ramone and Murray claim that a change is needed after three decades.