David Sokola

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David Sokola
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Delaware State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware
Personal
BirthdayJuly 28, 1955
Place of birthWilmington, DE
ProfessionSr. lab technician, DuPont Experimental Station
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
[Personal website
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David P. Sokola (b. July 28, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Biography

Sokola received his B.S.P.E. from the University of Delaware. Sokola is the senior lab technician at the DuPont Experimental Station.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sokola served on the following committees:

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Administrative Services/Elections
Banking
Bond
Children, Youth & Families
Education, Chair
Energy & Transit
Insurance
Public Safety
Small Business
Sunset

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sokola served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sokola served on these committees:[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Sokola ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 8. Sokola ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated William Stritzinger in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Delaware State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sokola Incumbent 60.7% 10,099
     Republican William Stritzinger 39.3% 6,535
Total Votes 16,634

2010

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2010

Sokola ran for re-election to the 8th District seat in 2010. He defeated A. Louis Saindon in the November 2, 2010, general election.[4]

Delaware State Senate District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sokola Incumbent 60.6% 8,572
     Republican A. Louis Saindon 39.4% 5,583
Total Votes 14,155

2006

On November 7, 2006, Sokola won re-election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 8th Senate District. Sokola defeated Michael Ramone (R) in the election. Sokola received 7,678 votes, while Ramone received 5,608 votes.[5] Sokola raised $126,957 for his campaign in 2008; Ramone raised $101,223.[6]

Delaware State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Sokola (D) 7,678 57.8%
Michael Ramone 5,608 42.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sokola is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Sokola raised a total of $217,027 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[7]

David Sokola's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State Senate, District 8 Won $44,777
2010 Delaware State Senate, District 8 Won $38,645
2008 Delaware State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $6,648
2006 Delaware State Senate, District 8 Won $126,957
Grand Total Raised $217,027

2012

Sokola won re-election to the Delaware State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sokola raised a total of $44,777.
Delaware State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Sokola's campaign in 2012
New Castle County Democratic Cmte$2,500
23rd Representative District Democratic Cmte$2,000
Sokola, David P$1,740
Friends of Margaret Rose Henry$600
Parisi-Trone, Anna Marie$600
Total Raised in 2012$44,777
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Delaware State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Sokola's campaign in 2010
Delaware Democratic Party$1,500
New Castle County Democratic Cmte$1,500
Sokola, David P$1,439
Wilmington Trust Co$600
Czerwinski, Joseph L$600
Total Raised in 2010 $38,645

2008

In 2008, a year in which he was not up for re-election, Sokola collected $6,648 in contributions.[8] The largest contributors were as follows:

Donor Amount
Anheuser-Busch $650
Highway One Limited Partnership $600
Lisa Lessner $600
Frank E. Acierno $600
Marvin E. Schoenhals $600
Delaware Racing Association $600

2006

In 2006, Sokola collected $126,957 in contributions.[9] The six highest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Delaware Democratic Party $2,500
New Castle County Democratic Committee $2,400
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 $1,200
Delaware Public Employees Council 81 $800
Henry Topel and Company $700
Delaware Standardbred Owners Association $650

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Delaware General Assembly was in session from January 8 through July 1.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "social and economic justice issues."

Personal

David has a wife, Kathy Sokola.

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Preceded by
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Delaware Senate District 8
1990–present
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