Michael D. Protack
|Michael D. Protack|
|Born||October 23, 1957|
|Alma mater||University of Delaware|
|Occupation||Commercial Airline Pilot|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Ann Protack|
|Children||Clinton Protack, Kevin Protack|
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Michael Protack (born October 23, 1957) is an American commercial airline pilot and businessman from Yorklyn, New Castle County, Delaware. He is a member of the Republican Party. Protack was a candidate for Governor of Delaware in the 2008 election cycle and is running for President of County Council for New Castle County, DE in 2012.
Protack was born on October 23, 1957, and grew up in New Castle, Delaware. He graduated from William Penn High School in 1975. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He later graduated from the University of Delaware, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in International Relations in 1979. He went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps, where he was a helicopter pilot and recruiter.
He is married to Mary Ann Protack, and has two adult children, Clinton and Kevin.
In 2004, Protack had an unsuccessful bid for governor, losing the primary to William Swain Lee. In 2006, Protack ran for U.S. Senate. He lost the Republican primary by three percentage points in a three-way race with Jan Ting and Christine O'Donnell. Jan Ting went on to lose to the Democratic incumbent, Thomas R. Carper, by 70 percent to 29 percent.
In 2008, Protack announced his run for the office of Governor of Delaware. He lost the Republican nomination in a primary fight against William Swain Lee, in which Protack lost every district in the state. Protack won the endorsement of the Independent Party of Delaware, but ultimately declined to seek office on their ticket.
In 2010 Protack announced his candidacy for a seat in the New Castle County Council. He was again unsuccessful in his attempt to be elected for public office. Protack was defeated by Janet Kilpatrick in a Republican primary. Janet Kilpatrick went on to defeat Renee Tascher by a huge margin, 60.3% to 39.7%.
|2004||Governor||Primary||William Swain Lee||Republican||15,270||71%||Michael D. Protack||Republican||5,108||24%|
|2006||U.S. Senator||Primary||Jan C. Ting||Republican||6,110||43%||Michael D. Protack
|2008||Governor||Primary||William Swain Lee||Republican||20,826||72%||Michael D. Protack||Republican||8,146||28%|