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William J. Carson

District 28

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William J. Carson

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 co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee and chair of the Appropriations and Agriculture committees, and vice-chair of the Manufactured Housing Committee. He is also a member of the Natural Resources, Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure, 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 Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund; a member of the NRA, a member of the University of Delaware Touchdown Club, and a member of Delaware Ducks Unlimited.


Spouse: Betty


Smyrna High School


Retired; Full-Time Legislator

Legislative Service:

House, 12/08/2007 - Present


  • Agriculture, Chair
  • Appropriations, Chair
  • Economic Development/ Banking/Insurance & Commerce, Vice-Chair
  • Joint Finance, Co-Chair
  • Housing, Member
  • Natural Resources & Energy, Member
  • Transportation, Member
  • Veterans Affairs, Vice-Chair

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Legislative Highlights

House Bill 251

This Act appropriates $221,121,200 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget. […]

House Bill 265

This Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid recipients for Fiscal Year 2022. Section 1 – Government Units and Senior Centers $27,599,217 Section 2 – One-Times and Community Agencies $28,158,601 Section 3 – Fire Companies $7,059,096 Section 4 – Veterans […]

House Bill 433

This Act clarifies what constitutes a sawmill in the State of Delaware and adds definitions related to agriculture and silviculture. This Act recognizes forest products as unadulterated materials and makes clear their importance to support a thriving industry that maintains […]

House Bill 471

The Department of Agriculture recently responded to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza impacting Delaware poultry farms in coordination with agencies and officials from Delaware, Maryland, and USDA APHIS, as well as individual farmers and independent contractors. In connection […]


House Approves $5.1 Billion Operating Budget for Fiscal 2023

DOVER – The House passed a $5.1 billion operating budget for fiscal 2023 on Thursday, approving a spending plan that provides a meaningful raise for state workers and retirees, and invests in families throughout the state, schools, healthcare workers, firefighters, […]