CHAPTER 845

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT

GOVERNOR OF THE STATE

To all persons to whom these presents shall come, Greetings:

Whereas, An election was held in the State of Delaware, on Tuesday, the 5th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-four, that being the Tuesday next after the first Monday in said month, in pursuance of the Constitution and Laws of the State of Delaware, in that behalf, for the election of a Insurance Commissioner OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

And whereas, The official certificates or returns, of the said election, held in the several counties of the said State, having been duly received and examined by the Governor, it appears from them that the votes in said county respectively for such Insurance Commissioner were cast as follows, to wit:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Robert A. Short

63,996

Harry S. Smith

43,451

William C. Opfer

917

Meredith S. Starrett, Jr.

334

KENT COUNTY

 

Robert A. Short

11,594

Harry S. Smith

8,893

William C. Opfer

166

Meredith S. Starrett, Jr.

41

SUSSEX COUNTY

 

Robert A. Short

14,526

Harry S. Smith

11,250

William C. Opfer

245

Meredith S. Starrett, Jr.

55

And whereas, The said returns of the election as aforesaid, duly made out, signed and executed, having been duly delivered to the Governor by the Superior Court of said counties, and the Governor having examined said returns as aforesaid, and enumerated and ascertained the number of votes for each and every candidate or person voted for, for such Insurance Commissioner the result appears as follows, to wit:

Whole number of votes for Robert A. Short 90,116

Whole number of votes for Harry S. Smith 63,594

Whole number of votes for William C. Opfer 1,328

Whole number of votes for Meredith S. Starrett 430

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Robert A. Short has received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore has been and is duly and legally elected the Insurance Commissioner of and for the State of Delaware.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the Sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine

(GREAT SEAL) hundred and seventy-four and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and Ninety-ninth.

By the Governor: SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT

ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State