Jeff Cragg

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Jeff Cragg
Personal details
Born (1961-02-18) February 18, 1961 (age 57)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Carleton College

Jeff Cragg (born February 18, 1961) is a Delaware businessman and politician. A Republican, he announced his candidacy for the Governor of Delaware in the 2012 elections. Won the support and endorsement of the Republican State Committee for Governor, he lost the general election to incumbent Governor Jack Markell.

Early life and career[edit]

Jeff was born in Evanston, Illinois. He graduated from New Trier High School and then attended Carleton College, where he played football. He graduated from Carleton in 1983 with a Bachelor of arts in Economics. He went on to work for Provident Indemnity Life, which he brought into profitability.[citation needed] He moved to Delaware in 1991 to work for multiple insurance companies in the state. In 2000 he and his wife, Terry, opened a packaging/shipping and mail receiving business in Fairfax, Delaware, which they currently own today. Jeff is the father of four children, Chase, Tyler, Madison, and Grant. Chase, Tyler, and Madison all attended and graduated from Brandywine High School in Wilmington, Delaware. [1]

Campaign for Delaware Governor, 2012[edit]

On April 11, 2012 Jeff announced he was running for Governor of Delaware.[1][2] On April 29, he became the Delaware Republican endorsed candidate.[3] He ran un-opposed in the Delaware Republican Primary and faced the incumbent Jack A. Markell in November.[4] He made a number of campaign appearances around the state,[2][5] including at the Delaware State Fair.[6] Cragg lost the election to Markell.[7]

Election results[edit]

Election results
Year Office Election Subject Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes %
2012 Governor General Jeff Cragg Republican 113,792 28.6% Jack Markell Democrat 275,991 69.1%


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  2. ^ a b Lou, Mari (8 April 2012). "Jeff Cragg to announce for Governor on Tuesday – starting in Sussex". WGMD News Radio 92.7 FM. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
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  5. ^ Koch, Andrew (22 March 2012). "Delaware GOP candidates share platforms with voters at 14th District GOP meeting". WGMD News Radio 92.7 FM. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  6. ^ Denison, Doug (27 July 2012). "All trails lead to Harrington". The Wilmington News Journal. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  7. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". State of Delaware. Retrieved November 7, 2012.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
William Lee
Republican nominee for Governor of Delaware
Succeeded by
Colin Bonini