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Ferris Wharton to run for Attorney General
“He’s been a successful prosecutor at both the State and Federal level and is highly regarded around Delaware for his expertise, diligence, and competence in fighting for victims. I’m thrilled that Ferris Wharton is ready to serve as our Attorney General.” said Retired Superior Court Judge Bill
WILMINGTON, DE --- Ferris Wharton, one of Delaware’s most distinguished and experienced crime-fighters, made clear his intention to run for Attorney General today. A formal announcement will be planned for a later date.
Wharton, 53, has been a member of the Delaware Bar for 27 years. He has put hundreds of dangerous criminals behind bars over the past 25 years, prosecuting at the state and federal level.
Wharton has held numerous positions within Delaware’s Attorney General’s office including Chief Deputy Attorney General, State Prosecutor, and chief prosecutor for both New Castle and Kent Counties. Wharton has served as Assistant United States Attorney for the past three years.
“For over 25 years, I’ve had the responsibility of prosecuting some of Delaware’s worst criminals, and the privilege of helping their victims and their victims’ families,” Mr. Wharton said. “I’m eager to put those years of experience to work as Delaware's next Attorney General.”
Mr. Wharton resigned his position with the U.S. Attorney’s Office as of Friday, March 24th and will be joining the law firm of Fox Rothschild, LLP.
Bill Lee, a retired Superior Court Judge who has seen Mr. Wharton’s work in the courtroom, said Ferris Wharton is the right person to be Attorney General.
“Ferris Wharton is the most experienced prosecutor in Delaware,” Judge Lee said. “He’s been a successful prosecutor at both the State and Federal level and is highly regarded around Delaware for his expertise, diligence, and competence in fighting for victims. I’m thrilled that Ferris Wharton is ready to serve as our Attorney General.”
Wharton has successfully prosecuted numerous high-profile criminals including Tom Capano, a well connected political insider with a high powered defense team. Capano was convicted of killing then-Governor Carper’s Secretary Ann Marie Fahey.