James Spadola is a former police officer of 8.5 years for Newark, Delaware and currently working in business development for a non-profit organization. He is a decorated Army veteran who served a year-long tour in Iraq in 2003 and received the Combat Action Badge. With a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in business administration, Spadola created several community outreach programs as a police officer including the #HugACop campaign. He is a board member of the 1504 North Broom Street Condominium Association, Vice President of the Delaware Avenue Community Association, and former state senate candidate for the Republican Party in District 1.



Mike Hendee is a practicing attorney in Delaware who served as a Deputy Attorney General in Wilmington for nearly six years. During that time, he handled cases from traffic offenses and DUI to serious felonies. He also served as a liaison to the Superior Court’s Mental Health Court, which gave him a unique perspective on the intersection between mental health and criminal justice issues. Previously, he served as a student assistant district attorney for Delaware County (PA) while attending Widener University School of Law. He now works in the private sector. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, fishing, and going to the beach with his family.



Originally from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, David moved to Delaware during law school and quickly fell in love with the state. He began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General, and after graduation from Temple Law he was hired at the Public Defender’s Office. He quickly rose in the office and now handles some of the most complex cases in his field, arguing cases before both juries and the Delaware Supreme Court.

His tenacious defense of his client’s Constitutional rights in court, and his passion for advocating on their behalf has impacted countless lives in Delaware. His representation resulted in the repeal of the Death Penalty in Delaware in the case of Rauf v. State. He also successfully argued against a law criminalizing homelessness in Delaware, helping to foster improved relations between police and the homeless community.

David has also been a member of the Rodney Inn of Court for the past three year, assisting senior attorneys in research and speaking. In addition, he is a Board Member of the New Castle County Young Republicans, working on volunteer coordination and outreach. David and his wife, Michelle, also a practicing attorney, currently reside in Wilmington with their two dogs.