Get to know the town: Ethan Simpson

City of Harrington municipal election note

HARRINGTON — Robert Dean Helsel is running unopposed for the district one seat currently held by Wayne Porter. Ethan Simpson and Micah Parker are both running for the district three sear currently held by Fonda Coleman.

Mr. Parker was give the same questions as Mr. Simpson, however he did not return them by press time.

Voting will take place May 3 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Price Community Center located at 103 Dorman St.


Ethan_auctionName: Ethan A. Simpson

Age: 21

Hometown: Harrington, DE

Occupation: Employeed by Milford Southern States and self- employed as an auctioneer

Education background: 2013 Graduate of Lake Forest High School, 2014 Mendenhall School of Auctioneering

Tell us about your family?

“Parents: Darrin and Laura Simpson of Harrington and two brothers: Logan and Jordan Simpson of Harrington.

“I was born and raised in Harrington. I came home from the hospital to Weiner Avenue. My entire family lives here and has for years. It is my home.”

Tell us about your service background?

“Five-year active member of Harrington Volunteer Fire Company and volunteer for various civic and community groups as an auction for fundraising.”

Why are you interested in sitting on the City Council?

“I am interested in becoming involved in the political process and a local council position is the starting point for becoming involved and making a difference in the community where I work and live. I plan on living in Harrington and raising my family here and I want to see Harrington grow and become a quality location to work and raise a family.”

What issues would you like to address?

“I’d like to see a positive, friendly community to live, work and own a business. I’d like to see the percentage of homeowners increase and to incentivize people to own homes in and around Harrington. I believe homeowners make a better community for everyone.”

What do you hope to bring to council?

“A fresh perspective from a younger, working citizens point of view.”

What would you like to change about Harrington?

“I’d like to see more homeowners in Harrington. I believe that when you have a community that has -majority of homeowners you will have a quality community. At age 21, I’m preparing to purchase my first home. I plan to keep my home attractive and to participate in my community through the political process and by getting to know and positively interact with the people in my neighborhood.

“Additionally, I’d like to change the perception of the way Harrington is viewed by those outside our city. I’m proud to be a lifelong Harringtonian and I’d like to promote my city as a great place to live and have a family.”

If you had a free couple of hours, what would you do?

“Fishing! (if it’s really free time) and then after that, I take care of several acres of hay as a side job to earn extra money.”

What would you like your constituents to know

“I may be young but I am committed to seeing Harrington improve as a small city through increased home ownership and by actively participating in the local political process.

“As a lifelong resident of the 19952, I want to see what’s best for our city and to see Harrington become a desirable place for businesses and families to grow and thrive. Finally, I’d like to be an advocate for the residents in my district for the concerns that they face daily as residents of this great city.”

Contact info

Cell: ( 302) 363-3941

Email: simpsonauctionco@gmail. com

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