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Brian G. Whitaker, Candidate for New Castle County Council
Introduction to Brian Whitaker
Mr. Whitaker is originally from Delaware County, Aston, Pennsylvania and he has lived in New Castle County, City of New Castle, Delaware for over 30 years. He has been involved in local politics since he was a teenager through the present moment. Mr. Whitaker was friends with the late Mayor John Klingmeyer who was a military veteran and the Mayor of New Castle for 36 years. The Mayor and a neighbor, Mr. Robert Nye, encouraged Brian to serve in various roles in local government (e.g., Parks and Recreations and Public Works). He has also appeared as Uncle Sam in the Separation Day Parades back in the late 1990s, and he was on the Separation Day Parade Committee. From the start of his teenage years, Brian Whitaker has been involved in the community.
Brian is a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu with three stripes, plays classical guitar, and engages in outdoor recreation.
Mr. Whitaker had earned a Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate from Delaware Technical and Community College, and he works assisting adults with severe mental health disorders and adults who are diagnosed with special needs. Mr. Whitaker has also worked with children who are diagnosed with autism and other special needs at a local school district. He also has earned a Master's Degree in Human Services, with the concentration in Mental Health Administration in the Spring of 2013. Lastly, he is the owner of Whitaker's Business Entities LLC Series, https://whitakersbusinessentities.com/ ) , which has three businesses incorporated within it.
He was appointed by Governor Jack Markell to the Board for Speech Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensaries as an Independent from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Whitaker was elected to the at-large position City Clerk for the City of New Castle, Delaware as an Independent by an overwhelming majority of 788 votes. in April 2017 and currently holds the position.
He successfully formed an ad hoc committee to put together the Veteran's Community Garden, keeping his promise to the citizens of the City of New Castle with its establishment in the Fall of 2018 at the Rose Hill Community Center. In an effort to better serve the public, he has actively attended various municipal conferences and programs to work on continued municipal clerk certification.
Seeing the need for major improvement and reform in economics, legislation, cleaner water, Public Integrity, and in how we support our first responders. Brian is currently running for New Castle County Council President. He advocates for a firmer strategy against Human Trafficking, greater involvement in small business development, greater transparency and greater accountability in county government, support for community veterans’ programs, clean drinking water, and greater environmental quality.
Overall, he wants to promote a better economy, combat political corruption, and empower the citizens to have a greater voice in government. Mr. Whitaker cordially invites you to express your concerns and join the campaign for a Better New Castle County.
Present and vote on legislation that is meaningful to all consitutents
DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Wilmington, DE
2015 Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 4.0 GPA
President’s List of Recognition for Academics, Fall 2015
UNIVERSITY OF THE ROCKIES—
2013 M.A. – Human Services: Mental Health Administration Areas of Concentration: Leadership
Final Project: Grant Proposal for Catholic Charities, for Dr. Eric Muenks
Golden Key Honor Society, 3.97 GPA
Salute Honor Society for US Veterans, 3.97 GPA
NEW CASTLE, DE
2001 B.S. in Behavioral Science Concentrations: Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Business Thesis: Mobility and Orientation: A Study of the Visually Impaired
MUNICIPAL CLERK TRAINING
2018 INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MUNICIPAL CLERKS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
2019 IIMC ANNUAL CONFERENCE—BIRMINGHAM, AL
2018, 2019, 2020 DELAWARE MUNICIPAL CLERKS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS
2019, 2020 DELAWARE LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES CONFERENCES AND MEETING ON CAPITOL HILL.
Mr. Whitaker is a Notary Public and he can notarize your documents for the Election and for other matters.
Mr. Whitaker has written and mailed out letters to advocate on the behalf of the victims of Human Trafficking, gathering information Veteran's Assistance, talking with and inquiring of local businesses, labor unions, water quality, and so forth. He is here to address your concerns in the public interest.
Mr. Whitaker is concerned about the lack of equipment that medical personnel have such as medical masks and working on constructive solutions to New Castle County's emergency preparedness capabilities.
As Brian Whitaker hears your concerns he will document and convey them to the appropriate public officials.
Events will consists of podcasts, telephone conferencing, and skype meetings until the COVID-19 pandemic is over,
Campaign Speech - Political Commercial
Second County Council President Debate
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