“The rail lines that extend from Wilmington down through the Delmarva Peninsula help power the Delaware economy. Rail-served businesses, like those in our thriving poultry industry, depend on efficient lines to keep them connected and competitive.”

John Shwed is serving in his 19th year as the Mayor of the Town of Laurel, Delaware. He is a retired Technical Group Manager with 27.5 years of service at DuPont’s Seaford, Delaware Nylon Plant and the startup CEO of the Delaware Manufacturing Alliance, a non-profit created to provide business and technical assistance to Delaware’s small and medium sized manufacturers during the Carper Administration. He served 15 years on the Laurel, Delaware Board of Education and is a past Lions International District Governor for the State of Delaware.

Mayor Shwed has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Scranton. He served as an Air Defense Artillery Officer in the U.S Army Reserve and is a longtime advocate for our Nation’s railroads.

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