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Newest Hot Spot Hosted Politics Not as Usual Fundraiser for Michelle Harlee

Wilmington’s Newest Hot Spot Hosted “Politics Not as Usual” Fundraiser for Michelle Harlee

Tuesday evening I attended a Networking Fundraiser for Michelle Harlee who is running for City Council 4th District in Wilmington, DE. The event was hosted at one of the newest hot spots in town, the Merchant Bar

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Arriving a little after the official start time of 5:00 p.m, the Merchant Bar was already filled with many of Wilmington’s movers and shakers including President of City Council Theo Gregory; Councilman-At-Large Justen Wright; Councilman Darius Brown; Councilwoman Hanifa Shabazz; and Councilman Bud Freel.

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At the Merchant Bar supporters of Michelle Harlee

Lite bites and laughter was definitely on the menu with a few Mayoral Candidates stopping in to support and share in on the fun.

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Wilmington’s Mayoral Candidates Theo Gregory; Norman Griffiths and Eugene Young were in attendance as well as Council members, Rysheema Dixon; Erin Hutt and Emanuel Mc Gruder.

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Shaking hands, smiling and taking selfies with Michelle were many members of her family including Michelle Sharon, Khary and Nichelle DeWitt, her sisters Beverly Williams, Diane Young and her longtime childhood friend Pierangeli Bronson.

Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

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In addition to Michelle’s family who also plays a significant role in her campaign and are affectionately known as “Team Harlee” were Greg and Gisele Barksdale, Barbara Boyer, Norma Lee, Frank Hawkins, Jim Minor, Deirdre Jackson, Debbie and Dominique Sipple, Faith and Tanya Williamson.

Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

As the evening progressed several local residents from the 4th District stopped by including Downtown Business owners Craig McLaurin and Terrone Warren.  

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Supporters of Michelle as well as many others patron who came in after work kept the Merchant Bar quite lively and active well after I left at 7:00 p.m. 

Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

However, before the end of the event, Michelle took a few minutes to thank all of those who had come out in support of her campaign.  

More pictures can be seen on my Facebook and Instagram pages and the complete speech can be seen on my YouTube Channel.

Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

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It was definitely Politics Not as Usual at the Merchant Bar on what turned out to be a ‘Terrific Tuesday with Team Harlee!”




Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

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