|Delaware House of Representatives District 39|
|2003 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||11|
|Minority Leader, Delaware State House of Representatives|
|Per diem||$7,334 annual expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Associate's||University of Delaware|
|Profession||Owner, Short Insurance Associates|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Short served as mayor of Seaford from 1998 to 2006 and was a member of the Seaford City Council from 1995 to 1999.
Short is the owner of Short Insurance Associates, former chief of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. and a former self-employed insurance agent.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Short served on the following committees:
|Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Gaming & Parimutuels|
|• House Administration|
|• House Rules|
|• Veterans Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Short served on these committees:
|Delaware Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce|
|• Housing & Community Affairs|
|• Revenue & Finance|
|• Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)|
|• Veterans Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Short served on these committees:
|Delaware Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• House Administration|
|• House Rules|
|• Veterans Affairs|
Short's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 44 - "authorizes the State Fire Prevention Commission to incorporate a non-profit, non-stock corporation for the purpose of establishing, administering and operating an overnight camp devoted to helping young people who have suffered severe burns deal with the physical and emotional issues arising from such injuries."
- HB 110 - "By exempting Delaware public schools from prevailing wage rates, the State could save approximately $15-30 million annually. There is a four (4) year exemption so the exemption can be properly evaluated to see the actual effect on the State budget and wage rates of construction workers."
- HB 137 - "requires the Insurance Commissioner to arrange for random audits of small employer health insurance carriers doing business in Delaware."
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Short's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I am devoted to helping improve our public schools. We must allow our teachers to teach our children and give them the tools to be effective. Accountability should be in place that also requires the involvement of parents to insure success. The bigger issue today is equity in the funding schools receive. The schools on the western side of the County are in need of equalization funding reform and I plan to be part of that discussion."
- Excerpt: "The western side of Sussex County needs full time jobs with full time benefits. It is as simple as that. The departure of DuPont has had a dramatic change in our employment opportunities on the western side of the county. It is my vision that we should work hard to attract suitable businesses to our area and retain those we have. We have been successful in doing just that but we need to continue to focus our effort. The formation of our recent City, County and State monthly economic development meetings will only help."
- Excerpt: "This topic encompasses not only protecting our ponds and the Nanticoke River which are important natural resources but also our quality of life issues that many take for granted. Our volunteer Fire and EMS service needs our help to continue. They have saved us millions over the years and today our growth has placed a burden on them that is almost too much to handle. They deserve our best since they have given us theirs."
- Excerpt: "We need to continue to support our local businesses by reviewing, revising and eliminating where we can state business regulations. Those rules that hinder expansion of business or threaten their existence need to be changed. Delaware needs to be known as the friendly business State and overcome our size disadvantage by making our ability to react and attract our biggest asset."
Short's website highlighted the following campaign issues:
- EDUCATION: "We must allow our teachers to teach our children. Our testing system should be an instrument for learning and not just a generator of statistics. Accountability should be in place that also requires the involvement of parents to insure the success of education."
- ECONOMY: "we should attract suitable businesses to our area to occupy the business parks that exist and change the trend that now is focused purely on Route 13 as part time positions without the security of any benefits. We need a change in our business environment in order to attract and keep business in Delaware."
- ENVIRONMENT: "This topic encompasses not only the protection of our ponds and the Nanticoke River which are very important natural resources but also the quality of life issues that many take for granted."
- GROWTH: "We should have growth but it needs to be controlled and sustained. It needs to be planned and not at the expense of current taxpayers. Our roads need to be greatly improved." "I plan to help replenish the Transportation Trust Fund."
- DISASTER RELIEF FUND: "a common sense approach to deal with the financial impart of disaster relief. We need to act now to assure that we can financially deal with further emergencies."
Elections for the office of Delaware House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. Incumbent Daniel B. Short was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated James W. Brittingham (L) in the general election.
|Delaware House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Daniel B. Short Incumbent||92.9%||3,977|
|Libertarian||James W. Brittingham||7.1%||305|
Short ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 39. Short defeated Patrick J. Murray in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Delaware House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Daniel Short Incumbent||100%||6,191|
|Delaware House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Daniel Short Incumbent||80.2%||1,046|
| Delaware House of Representatives, District 39 |
2010 General election results
|Daniel Short (R)||4,562||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Short won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 39th District, defeating Jerry Semper (D and WFP). Short received 5,185 votes in the election while Semper received 2,352 votes. Short raised $43,511 for his campaign; Semper raised $13,542.
|Delaware House of Representatives, District 39|
|Daniel Short (R)||5,185||68.8%|
|Jerry Semper (D and WFP)||2,352||31.2%|
Comprehensive donor information for Short is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Short raised a total of $96,677 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Daniel Short's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Delaware State House, District 39||$34,482|
|2010||Delaware State House, District 39||$18,684|
|2008||Delaware State House, District 39||$43,511|
|Grand Total Raised||$96,677|
2012Short won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Short raised a total of $34,482.
|Delaware House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Daniel Short's campaign in 2012|
|Tunnell III, Robert W||$1,200|
|Cozen Oconnor Pc||$900|
|Nonpartisan Citizens for Business Expansion||$900|
|Delaware Standardbred Owners Association||$600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$34,482|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Short raised $18,684 in contributions.
No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.
Below are Short's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|DE Assoc of Realtors||$1,100|
|Lammot Copeland, Jr.||$600|
|Reybold Venture Group I||$600|
|Andrew C Strine||$600|
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- Delaware House of Representatives
- Delaware House Committees
- Delaware House of Representatives District 39
- Delaware State Legislature
- Official campaign site
- Daniel Short's personal website
- Delaware House of Representatives - Rep. Daniel Short
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed March 20, 2014
- Danny Short's campaign website, "Issues," accessed October 22, 2014
- dannyshort.com, "Danny Short's Vision (Archived)," accessed March 20, 2014
- State of Delaware, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed July 10, 2014
- State of Delaware, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 10, 2014
- State of Delaware, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- Delaware State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed July 13, 2012
- Delaware Elections Division, "Official 2010 Election results," accessed March 20, 2014
- Delaware Elections Division, "Official 2008 Election results," accessed March 20, 2014
- Follow The Money, "2006 Campaign contributions," accessed March 20, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Short, Daniel," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed March 20, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 21, 2014
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