Dear District 8 Residents,
It is an honor to have won the Primary Election to represent our neighborhood on City Council. I want to sincerely thank everyone who supported my campaign. Every last vote counted. It wouldn’t have been possible without your support.
Whether you voted for me, my opponent, or did not participate in the Primary election, please know that getting to know you, serving you, and working with you to keep our District thriving is my top priority.
We are lucky to have so many committed citizens within our District. If you have a particular issue you'd like to discuss, please call me at 302-300-0453 or send me an email at Nrfield2413@gmail.com.
I'm very optimistic about Wilmington. During my term, I will be continuing this newsletter on a bi-monthly basis, aiming to keep residents up to date on the latest developments in our neighborhoods. You can access the newsletter by leaving your email below or by following my Facebook feed at @FieldforDistrict8.
NOVEMBER 3RD GENERAL ELECTION
With November quickly approaching, I would like to reiterate the importance of getting to the polls to vote on General Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.
For more information on voting, visit: https://elections.delaware.gov/index.shtml
WELCOMING GOOBER'S GARAGE TO THE 8TH DISTRICT
I recently had the opportunity to tour Goober’s Diner, an exciting new restaurant coming soon to Lincoln St across from Grotto Pizza. A product of a partnership between Vance Kushner and Tom Hannum, who also lead Buckley’s Tavern, the diner is slated to open in early November. The classic 1950s style two-story prefabricated aluminum structure is already visible from Pennsylvania Avenue and will be an interesting new addition to the local scene. Goober's will serve alcohol and will be open 7 days a week from 6 AM to 9 PM.
Thanks to Vance and Tom for choosing to invest in our neighborhood!
IMPROVING CROSSWALKS FOR SENIORS
Throughout my campaign, I’ve learned a lot about the issues around foot traffic in the vicinity of Luther Towers and Rodney Court. We've all driven past these intersections a thousand times. Yet when you walk them it quickly becomes apparent how inaccessible some of them are to the seniors living nearby. Among the shortcomings are unmarked crosswalks and lack of ADA compliant curb ramps at key intersections.
State Representative Gerald Brady and I have and will continue to work closely to develop solutions for these insufficient crossings across Pennsylvania Avenue and across Van Buren Street, notably to the nearest pharmacy. I plan to make this a high priority during my first year in office.
WILMINGTON'S ARTS SCENE RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Congratulations to the artists, arts advocates, preservationists, educators, and other leaders who drive the local arts community! Wilmington’s arts scene has been ranked #6 for Arts Vibrancy in Medium-Sized Communities in the annual Arts Vibrancy Index Report, published by SMU Data Arts, the National Center for Arts Research. This is the first year that Wilmington has landed in the Top 10.
Noted in the study are the Delaware Art Museum and its Copeland Sculpture Garden, our Art Loop, “a strong theatre scene,” and other features. I frequently mention that the 8th District boasts many of the City’s arts gems that lead to this vibrancy, including The Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Children’s Theater, Schoonover Studios, Carspecken Scott Gallery, Ober Kline Picture Framing, and Blue Streak Gallery.
This is only the beginning! Building on our established arts community, our city – and the 8th District in particular – can make the arts an even more definitive part of Wilmington life and in the process attract new residents. The arts improve lives and offer opportunities for community gathering while enriching our neighborhoods from Cool Spring to the Forty Acres and the Highlands.
The full report can be found at: https://culturaldata.org/arts-vibrancy-2020/executive-summary
To close this newsletter, I’d like to share a few testimonials from Wilmingtonians who I am honored to have earned support from.
Joe DiPinto, 8th District City Council Representative, 1973-1986; 4th District House Representative, 1987-2006:
“I'm voting for Nathan to be our next 8th District Representative because of his commitment to our neighborhoods and his drive to deal with the municipal issues that this job entails. He has precisely the skill set needed to be an excellent District representative.”
Zanthia Oliver, City Council Representative District 3:
“I've worked together with Nathan on several municipal issues on the East Side of Wilmington. He's got the communication skills and energy to be a great new addition to City Council."
Alex Lombardo, Campaign Volunteer:
“I have not met anyone more dedicated to the city of Wilmington than Nathan Field. His commitment to the residents of the 8th district has been evident throughout his campaign, and I know he will make an excellent addition to city council. I have been happy to help him get there."
Fred Sears, Former President and CEO of the Delaware Community Foundation, Former President of Commerce Bank/Delaware, and Former Wilmington City Councilman at large:
“As a former City Councilman I have been very impressed with Nathan’s enthusiasm, energy and commitment to the Eighth District and the City of Wilmington. He is highly qualified and he is running for the right reasons — to serve the people of the 8th District and to help make our City a better place for everyone to live and work. I enthusiastically endorse Nathan for the 8th District City Council seat.”
I look forward to working for you and with you to create a future for our District and our City that is more prosperous, equitable and safe.
Thank you again to everyone who exercised their right to vote on Primary Election Day and I look forward to seeing you at the polls on General Election Day, November 3rd!
As always, please reach out if you have anything you’d like to discuss.