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Dana Farrior

Learn more about Dana's stances below.

  • Dana Farrior

  • About Dana

  • 13
  • House
  • I was born in Wilmington General and have been a lifelong resident of the city of Wilmington. I credit my love for justice and education on my parents: my father, a Vietnam veteran, and my mother, an office assistant for over 30 years. I became part of the first generation of city kids to be bused to choice school, and thrived in the Brandywine School District. I graduated from Concord High School (go Raiders!) in 2000, and went on to become the first in my family to receive a Master's degree. During this time, I also became a mother to my four children, Trinity, Lucien, Hyperion, and Thane. Now, I'm taking my experience as a community organizer to bring the voices of District 13 to Dover, so we can be seen and heard.

  • Candidate Questions

  • Education Equity

  • Yes

    I was a supporter of the Red Clay Consolidated School District's policy to possibly replace school resource officers in schools with more mental and emotional health resources for youth within the district's various school communities. Therefore, as a legislator, I would continue to advocate for the removal of school resources officers in schools in effort to ensure the healthy social and emotional development of the district's youth.

  • Yes

    I believe that doing so and supporting restorative justice will help decrease and if not eliminate the school to prison pipeline that significantly affects black and brown students.

  • Immigrants’ Rights

  • Yes

    I believe that we as a state we can provide extra resources that gives immigrants the ability to go from undocumented status to citizen in a faster manner. That means providing counsel, education options that are free in order to support their families and the state's economy.

  • Yes
  • Smart Justice

  • Yes

    We have a two-tiered criminal justice system. We need to end the racist and classist punitive measures that have pointlessly locked up so many Delawareans, and we must hold the police accountable for violence in our communities. We need to end the racist and classist punitive measures that have pointlessly locked up so many Delawareans, and we must hold the police accountable for violence in our communities.

  • Yes

    The fact that police have been investigating themselves for decades and getting acquitted of obvious brutality events shows that they only have their best interest in mind and do not care about the victims or their families. Therefore, having a community review board with various agencies (mental health person, medical examiners/professionals, audio/body camera recordings, lawyers, etc.) to ensure that the most knowledgeable (yet unbiased) investigation can go forward.

  • Yes

    Recent reports from Delaware state prisons show that inmates who have chronic pain diseases are more often than not to receive needed treatment to function. Because they cannot function, they are subject to beatings, lack of food and solitary confinement. The fact that these actions are continually committed under our state's watch is inhumane and needs to end immediately. I would push for legislation that would eradicate such practices.

  • Yes

    I will support legislation because it is not fair to send someone who has been incarcerated for a period of time back into civilian life without the resources that they need to succeed as citizens.

  • Yes

    If it has been proven that an individual did not need to serve time (in prison), then the individual should be allowed to have his/her record expunged and he/she should be compensated.

  • Yes

    I have two words Kalief Browder.

  • Reproductive Freedom

  • Yes

    The overturning of Roe vs Wade by the Supreme Court is an attack on women everywhere. While the right to abortion is codified in Delaware law, not all who need abortion are able to access it. Abortion is healthcare, and Medicaid must cover it.

  • Yes

    Yes-see above

  • Yes

    I can attest from personal experience being a 19-year-old college student seeking abortion and not wanting to use the insurance that I had (because it was my mom's). It was very expensive to pay out of pocket, but luckily, I had a job. Abortion being a health care right, needs to also be equitable.

  • Voting Rights

  • Yes

    I will certainly champion for voter rights protections as the representative for district 13. Our nation was built on the hard labor of the ancestors of individuals from our black and brown communities. Therefore, as a champion of voter rights by challenging policies that suppress their right to vote and also ensuring that members from these communities are educated about these laws and the impact that they have. I will also champion to deploy resources to members from these communities so that they can make informed decisions as they exercise their civic duty.

  • Yes

    I will support expanding early voting programs to ensure to advance equity within the community. This will certainly be a beneficial approach to take as we emerge through (and beyond) the Covid 19 pandemic.

  • Yes

    I believe that if an individual serves their time and they are eligible to return to civilian life, their right to vote should be restored.