John Cartier - District 8

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Biography
John has lived in Delaware since 1971. He attended St. Mark's High School and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware in 1983. His wife is Dr. Lindsey Slater, a physician with Nephrology Associates. They live in the Holly Oak community in Eastern Brandywine Hundred.

County Council Committee Leadership

  • Co-Chair of Special Services (Buildings/Public Works/Parks)   2004 – 2008
  • Co-Chair of Community Services   2008 -  2010
  • Co-Chair of Finance/Administration  2010 - present

Policy Positions

I. Land Use

  1. Promote redevelopment of blighted, underutilized and vacant properties – greyfields and brownfields.
  2. Promote sustainable communities with pedestrian friendly compact design and an integrated use of office and residential that is ready for mass transit.

II. Infrastructure

  1. Advocate aggressive spending to rebuild the County’s sewer infrastructure to protect the environment and public health and to create the sewer capacity opportunity for economic growth.

III. County Finances

  1. Promote responsible and open management of government finances so as to ensure a fiscally sustainable County, public transparency, and continue to provide necessary services at a modest cost.
  2. Protect the County’s AAA bond rating ensuring the lowest borrowings costs to the public.

IV.  Public Safety

  1. Promote the return of proactive community policing through the use of targeted patrols of           troubled communities throughout the County.
  2. Promote the development of Public Safety Assessments Districts and the enhancement proactive community policing.

V.  County Governance

  1. Promote open, cooperative, competent and respectful county governance to serve the public.

Civic & Community Affiliations
John's civic and community affiliations include:

  1. Arden Club
  2. Claymont Lions Club
  3. Claymont Historical Society
  4. Sellers Senior Center
  5. National Trust for Historic Preservation
  6. Sons of the American Legion
  7. Friends of the Claymont Library.