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Steve Amick, Esq.
Steve Amick serves as the chairman of Delaware Lobby.
Steve was first elected to the Delaware General Assembly in 1986 as a member of the State House of Representatives from the 25th Representative District.
was re-elected in 1988, 1990, and 1992 by increasing margins.
In 1994 he
was elected to the State Senate from the 10th District.
In 1996, after only 2 years in the Senate, Steve's colleagues selected him as Minority Whip.
Two years later they elected him to Minority Leader, one of the top leadership positions in the General Assembly
As a member of the General Assembly Steve
has worked with four Governors, Republicans and Democrats alike to improve the quality of life for Delawareans in a wide variety of ways.
gained a reputation as a careful, thoughtful, articulate legislator more concerned with getting the most of government rather than partisan bickering.
Steve retired from the legislature in 2008.
Steve was raised in Newark and graduated from Newark High School.
He has a degree from Washington College.
He received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa.
Steve was admitted to Delaware Bar and joined the legal staff of the DuPont Company where he practiced as a real estate lawyer for more than 20 years.
has also practiced law with two small law firms.
Steve Amick's style.
A lawyerly Republican from Newark, he fits the city that the University of Delaware calls home, where the voters prefer the campaigning to lean toward the academic, not the acrimonious.
It keeps with his
character that Amick
has decided not to put himself through a bruising defense of his
seat against state Rep.
delivered a letter Monday morning to the Newark Post
for its weekly publication Thursday to tell his
will not run for re-election because of family and health reasons, Delaware Grapevine
In a brief interview later in the afternoon, Amick
declined to talk about it.
is 60, a retired lawyer with a reflective and sedentary bearing.
has spent more than two decades in Dover
-- with eight years in the state House of Representatives and 14 years in the state Senate, where he
had stints as the minority whip and the minority leader.
is out without a vote.
signaled last year that his
heart might not be in another Senate race.
He applied to be the Newark alderman, the chief judge of the municipal court.
According to the minutes of his
meeting with City Council members, he
told them, "Another campaign for a state Senate seat did not really appeal to him after doing it for 21 years, and [he] was looking for other opportunities for something different, and this one really appealed to him."
did not get the judgeship.
At the time he
was returning his
attention to the state Senate and intended to run for re-election.
Instead, he became the second Republican senator to walk away from his seat, rather than deal with the threat from a hard-charging challenger.
is one of the last of his
As a first-time candidate in 1986, he was a Republican and a lawyer with the DuPont Co. when both the party and the company dominated Delaware, and there were a lot of Republican DuPonters in the legislature.
Their makeup was more civic creatures than political animals, a breed increasingly out of place in the rough-cut partisanship today.
Still, this may not be the last of Steve Amick
exits the state Senate, there are whispers that he
could be persuaded to run for his
old House district, where the Republicans need someone to take on state Rep.
Besides, it would be nervy and captivating if Amick
When asked about running for the House seat, Amick
said a lot simply by saying, "No comment."
For all of Amick's mild manner, he did get to Dover by knocking off a Democratic incumbent.
What a twist it would be if he
stayed there by doing it again.
About Steve Amick
ABOUT SENATOR STEVE AMICKSteve Amick was first elected to the Delaware General Assembly in 1986 as a member of the State House of Representatives from the 25th Representative District.He
was re-elected in 1988, 1990, and 1992 by increasing margins.In 1994 he
was elected to the State Senate from the 10th District.Steve
has since been twice re-elected.He is currently a member of the Joint Finance Committee; the legislature's most powerful, annually reviewing the State's budget.
...Steve was raised in Newark and graduated from Newark High School.He has a degree from Washington College in Chestertown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.He received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA.He
wife Louise returned to Delaware to make a life together and raise a family.
PROFESSIONSteve was admitted to the Delaware Bar and joined the legal staff of the DuPont Company where he practiced as a real estate lawyer for more than 20 years representing DuPont in transactions as small as renting a plant sign location from a hard-nosed midwestern farmer to international exchanges involving hundreds of millions of dollars.He
has also practiced law with two small law firms.
married his college sweetheart, Louise, of Kenton, Delaware in 1969.
...Louise and Steve have a son, Paul, who is a college student.
has been very active in a wide variety of public services for many years including:
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