State Representative Jeff Spiegelman was first elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2012 and currently serves the state’s 11th District. In 2015, he joined with fellow members of the Delaware Legislature from both sides of the aisle to form the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. Rep. Spiegelman was instrumental in the formation of the Caucus and currently serves as a Caucus Co-Chair.
"The First State has a strong sporting heritage, and I was shocked to learn that we were one of very few states without a sportsmen's caucus,” said Rep. Spiegelman. “So far, the idea has been very well received by members of both houses and both parties. I look forward to organizing a Delaware Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus with my fellow elected officials who are as passionate about their hunting and fishing traditions as I am."
Since he took office, Rep. Spiegelman has turned his lifelong passion for the sportsmen’s heritage into legislative action at the State Capitol in Dover. In the 2015 legislative session, he introduced HB 23 – a bill that updates requirements for handguns used for deer hunting by adding a range and limit to allowable handgun calibers to accommodate changing handgun availability while maintaining public safety and handgun hunting efficacy. This legislation exemplifies Rep. Spiegelman’s commitment to enhancing the ways in which hunters can pursue wildlife and showcases his strong stance in support of Second Amendment rights.
As an avid sportsman, Rep. Spiegelman is a lifetime member of both the National Rifle Association and the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, as well as a member of Ducks Unlimited.
In Delaware, the state’s sportsmen and women play a big role in the state’s economy. Annually, the more than 177,000 hunters and anglers currently residing in The First State spend upwards of $150 million, supporting 1,868 jobs.
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- By sentencing them to jail time. (33.33%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (18.18%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (12.12%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (0.00%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (36.36%)