LAUREL, Del. – Tim Dukes announced on Wednesday that he is seeking the seat for the
House of Representatives of the 40th District. Dukes, a Republican, was born and raised
in Laurel and now resides near Phillips Landing. He is the youngest son of Dale Dukes,
former President of the Sussex County Council.
Representative Clifford “Biff” Lee has decided not to seek reelection after serving the
40th District for 22 years, thus paving the way for Dukes to seek the seat in Dover. Lee
introduced Dukes this morning.
Dukes attended Laurel public schools and graduated from Epworth Christian School in
1982. He graduated from Valley Forge Christian College in 1986 and served as a youth
pastor in Farmville, Va., later pioneered a church in Ocean City, Md., and now is the
senior pastor at Central Worship Center in Laurel, Del.
Dukes said, “I have spent my entire life loving and serving people. I want to take my
ability to connect, reach out, and unify people of different backgrounds to the state
legislature in Dover. I desire to bring common sense politics that are relevant and
impactful to each person throughout this community.”
Dukes has been active in the community for several years. He has coached Little
League baseball, high school basketball, Pop Warner football, junior high softball,
served on the Community Benefit Committee at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital,
Wellness Center Committee at Laurel High School, Laurel L.E.A.D member,
Superintendent Feasibility Search Committee, served on two school boards, President
of the Laurel Ministerial Association, a member of the Good Samaritan Board, friend
of Delmarva Teen Challenge and led over 40 overseas missions trips with community
members of all ages.
Dukes and his wife Dottie have four grown children. Dukes believes that family, life,
and freedom are essential in serving the 40th District. He looks forward to continuing
the values instilled in him by his family and his faith while serving the community. For
news and more information, visit timdukes.org or “Tim Dukes for State Rep” on
About Tim Dukes:
Tim is the senior pastor of Central Worship Center in Laurel, Del. He is running for
State Representative of the 40th District in Delaware.