Glen Urquhart's 2010 Run for Congress

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Glen Urquhart's Principles

  • Leading Delaware to Jobs and growth.
  • Making America, America again!
  • A Reagan Appointee and Businessman, Glen knows Less Government = MORE JOBS.
  • As a father & Grandfather, he won't accept an indebted, diminished future for our kids.

ObamaCare saddles us with 16,000 new IRS agents and raises our taxes and healthcare costs. Taxes and regulations for Obama's 140 new agencies will shut down businesses and cost us Jobs. While bailing out billionaires, Obama destroys Jobs, enslaves our kids to Chinese Debt, and leaves us afraid for America's future.

Urquhart created jobs and opportunities for prosperity without relying on debt. For example, using only funds available from cash flow, he demonstrated the ability to gradually ramp up sales for a wholesaler of national brand cleaning supplies when others were recommending the sale of stock. Glen will show Washington there's "life after debt." If we stop the Lobbyists and Lawyers stifling America with laws and complex rules, we can prosper again. By cutting taxes, regulations and spending, we'll create American jobs the way Reagan and Kennedy did. Our children don't have to be the first generation whose living standard drops.

Urquhart's PRINCIPLES guide the way --

God gives "inalienable rights." "In God We Trust," not in big government. This isn't religion, it's reality. Our Founders knew nations collapsed by creating entitled "rights." Entitlements create more takers than producers, cause unsustainable debts, and drive away Jobs.

Restore Liberty from Big Government shackling our economy with Taxes and Regulations, to release innovators and investors to create JOBS

America is good. We should not apologize or bow to foreign despots.

Constitutional respect by Congress, is fundamental to freedom and prosperity. Unconstitutional deals for unions destroyed the auto and other industries. The rule of law is essential to innovation, investment and Jobs creation.

Enterprises freed from taxes and regulations create Jobs.

Following Urquhart's PRINCIPLES, money will flow, creating new businesses and Jobs. New technologies will expand our economy creating millions of Jobs, the way the TeleCom Revolution did when he served Reagan, who broke up the "Ma-Bell" monopoly.

Glen Urquhart lives in Rehoboth Beach with his wife of 32 years. They have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. President Reagan appointed him Chairman of the National Capital Planning Commission. Glen has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia and is a former instrument rated pilot.


The Issues


Creating JOBS and Economic Growth.

Overspending increases Debts and/or Taxes and destroys jobs and America’s ability to compete and win. Cutting taxes and reducing the size of government is the answer to restoring investors’, innovators’ and employers’ trust in America. They’ll put the hundreds of billions of dollars, currently frozen by fear, back to work in our economy. Jobs will be created and GDP will grow. History is on our side. Calvin Coolidge, John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan all prove that reducing taxes grows the economy.

Fiscal Responsibility at all Levels.

No more bailouts. End tax-and-spend policies that weaken the dollar and mortgage America’s future.

FREE Enterprise

We must free it from rising taxes and over-the-top regulation that keeps the entrepreneurs and small business owners, who form the backbone of our economy, from creating jobs.

Competition is the Solution

Competition is the solution to strengthening our economy, our educational system and our future as a world market leader in innovation. The role of the federal government should be limited to removing barriers to free trade and eliminating industrial and government-sponsored monopolies.

Repealing ObamaCare

Any law that must be implemented by 16,000 new IRS agents is just plain scary. My first priority in Congress would be to repeal the law and replace it with free-market approaches that re-establish the healthcare transaction directly between patient and doctor, encourages interstate insurance competition and ends oligarchies, gives tax incentives to individuals instead of institutions, use competition to cut Medicare waste and costs, and revisit how we help those who truly cannot afford care.

Ending Illegal Immigration

We must stop the abuse of public education, welfare systems and our national integrity by securing our borders. Amnesty has not worked. We must stop the wholesale shipment of illegal immigrants’ earnings out of the country by Western Union et al and enforce existing laws that will remove the incentive to come illegally. At the same time, we must far more efficiently screen, qualify, and welcome those who prize liberty, learn and support our Constitutional values, want to work and contribute, learn English and apply legally. Qualified patriotic groups might help as sponsors.

Stopping Cap and Trade

It caps our opportunities and trades away our jobs. We must stop this bad policy which is fundamentally wealth and redistribution to the richest corporations. California's similar law has failed.

The Citizens’ Rights to Keep and Bear Arms

The citizens’ rights to keep and bear arms without infringement.  Our Founders intended the Second Amendment to preserve and protect the personal liberty of law-abiding citizens.

The Right to Life

The Declaration of Independence -- our Founding Document -- defines our unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. This is part of what makes America great. “Life” is listed as the first right of all Americans. It must be respected.

Energy and the Environment

We must protect our environment and open space, but we've gone overboard. Bureaucratic regulators write far more "law" than Congress! Regulatory agencies should only enforce laws made by elected lawmakers, who actually answer to the people.

A Policy of National Defense

The federal government should make protecting American lives its top priority, such as by completing the space-based portion of the Missile Shield Triad. This would cost less than those 16,000 new IRS agents, and is vital given North Korea’s existing nuclear and ICBM forces, and the projection that Iran could have ICBM’s in five years. We must consider the less-than-friendly countries we are in debt to, and our declining ability to fund our national defense because of escalating interest costs. Cuts must be made in all spending to secure our nation, especially in areas not clearly authorized by the Constitution.



More Background On Glen Urquhart

Glen Urquhart is a notable figure in Delaware's political landscape, primarily recognized for his run in the 2010 United States House of Representatives election in Delaware. Urquhart, a Republican, contended to represent Delaware in the U.S. House for the 112th Congress. His opponent, John Carney, the Democratic nominee and former Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, ultimately won the election. This victory marked a significant shift, giving Delaware an all-Democratic congressional delegation for the first time since before the 1942 midterms. The election underscored the importance of individual candidates over party lines, with polls suggesting a close race but leaning towards Carney leading up to the election​​.

Urquhart's campaign and political stance drew attention from various quarters, including being featured as part of the Encyclopedia of American Loons, which discusses various public figures. While the name might suggest a dismissive stance, the inclusion signifies the public and media scrutiny that Urquhart faced during his political endeavors​​.

An important milestone in Urquhart's political career was his recognition by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). In 2010, he was advanced to 'On the Radar' status within the NRCC's Young Guns program, a significant first step for Republican candidates aiming for election or re-election. This program, founded by notable Republican figures such as Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan, is designed to support candidates in building effective, winning campaigns through achieving set goals and benchmarks. Urquhart's advancement in this program underscored his potential as seen by the Republican establishment and his capacity to build a successful campaign structure and achieve important fundraising goals. His business background and experience, including being a former Chair of the National Capital Planning Commission appointed by President Ronald Reagan, contributed to his profile as an independent leader focused on job creation and fiscal responsibility​​.

These facets of Urquhart's career illuminate his contributions to Delaware's political scene and the broader discourse on governance and fiscal policy. His campaign emphasized traditional Republican values such as limited government, fiscal conservatism, and the importance of individual enterprise, aligning with the ideological framework of the NRCC's Young Guns program. Despite the electoral outcome, Urquhart's political activities reflect significant themes in American politics, especially regarding the strategies and challenges faced by candidates in competitive electoral districts.



Glen Urquhart's popularity in Delaware, particularly within the Republican party, can be inferred from his performance in various elections and the support he received from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). In the 2010 United States House of Representatives election in Delaware, Urquhart was the Republican nominee. Despite a competitive campaign, he was defeated by Democratic nominee John Carney. The election was notable for being the first open seat election since 1992 and only the second since 1976, indicating a high level of interest and competition. Urquhart's campaign was marked by a focus on conservative themes such as the national debt, bank bailouts, and job creation​​.

Urquhart also ran as a Republican candidate for District 6 of the Delaware State Senate in 2012, where he was defeated by Ernesto Lopez. Urquhart garnered 45.1% of the votes, indicating substantial support within the district, though not enough to secure a win​​.

His initial entry into the congressional race was met with victory in the Republican primary, where he defeated Michele Rollins by 557 votes. This win allowed him to proceed to the general election, further indicating his popularity within the Republican base at that time​​.

The support from the NRCC, which designated Urquhart as an 'On the Radar' candidate as part of its Young Guns program, underscores his perceived viability and competitiveness as a candidate. This program aims to support Republican candidates showing promise in their election campaigns through meeting specific goals and benchmarks​​.

Overall, while Glen Urquhart demonstrated significant support within the Republican Party and among a portion of Delaware's electorate, his defeats in both the 2010 U.S. House and 2012 State Senate elections highlight the challenges he faced in securing broader electoral success in a state that has shown a preference for Democratic candidates in federal elections.


Known For

Glen Urquhart is known for several key aspects of his career and political campaign efforts:

  1. 2010 U.S. House of Representatives Campaign: Urquhart gained significant attention during his run for the United States House of Representatives in 2010 from Delaware. He secured the Republican nomination but was defeated by Democrat John Carney in the general election. This campaign brought him into the national spotlight, emphasizing his conservative platform and policies​.

  • Republican Primary Victory: He was recognized for his victory in the Republican primary over Michele Rollins by a narrow margin. This win underscored his appeal within the Republican base and marked him as a notable figure within Delaware's political scene​.

  • Participation in the NRCC's Young Guns Program: Urquhart's political campaign was notable for being advanced to 'On the Radar' status by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) as part of its Young Guns program. This program aims to support promising Republican candidates across the United States, highlighting Urquhart's potential and commitment to conservative principles.

  • Emphasis on Conservative Themes: Throughout his campaign, Urquhart emphasized several key conservative themes, including concerns over the national debt, opposition to bank bailouts, and the need for job creation. His stance on these issues resonated with many in the Republican Party and contributed to his profile as a conservative leader​.

  • 2012 State Senate Run: Although not as widely covered as his congressional campaign, Urquhart also ran for a seat in the Delaware State Senate in 2012. He was defeated in this effort as well, but it further demonstrated his ongoing involvement and commitment to political engagement within Delaware​.

Glen Urquhart's political career is characterized by his strong conservative values, active engagement in both state and national politics, and his ability to mobilize support within the Republican base. Despite facing electoral defeats, his campaigns and the issues he championed have contributed to the political discourse in Delaware and beyond.