Representative William J. Carson (D)
Rep. William J. Carson Jr. is a member of the Delaware House of Representatives for the 28th District, which includes portions of Smyrna, Leipsic, Little Creek and Dover. He is a lifelong resident of Smyrna and was elected to represent the 28th district in 2007. He is chair of the Agriculture Committee, and vice-chair of both the Manufactured Housing Committee and the Transportation, Land Use and Infrastructure Committee. He is also a member of the Corrections, Natural Resources, Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs committees. Rep. Carson retired from the Town of Middletown and from the Department of Transportation. He graduated from Smyrna High School.
Rep. Carson is a veteran of the Delaware Air National Guard and an Honorary Commander of the Dover Air Force Base. He is a member of the American Legion Post No. 14, where he previously served on the Board of Directors; a member of the American Legion 40/8, the Delaware Veterans Post No. 2 and the Delaware Veterans Coalition; a charter member of the Smyrna-Clayton Moose Lodge; past master of the Harmony Lodge No. 13 AF and AM; a life member, past president and past chief of the Smyrna Fire Company, where he also previously served on the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees; a life member emeritus of the Smyrna-Clayton Little League, for which he previously served as a coach for 22 years and on the Board of Directors; a member of the Board of Directors of the Mamie A. Warren Senior Center, the Modern Maturity Center and Friends of Belmont Hall; a member of the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Committee; a member of the NRA, a member of the University of Delaware Touchdown Club, and a member of Delaware Ducks Unlimited.