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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- Improve hunter and target shooter involvement in regulatory and legislative processes. (13.75%)
- Enact or expand temporary hunter education deferral programs (apprentice license programs, multiyear options, programs for all first-time hunters regardless of age, and programs promoting hunting of multiple game species). (11.25%)
- Offer shooting sports and hunter education as school activities and recreation programs. (61.25%)
- Link existing programming into family-oriented organizations (such as churches and home-school groups) where participants will have the social support to continue. (13.75%)