Deborah Hudson

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Deborah Hudson
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Delaware House of Representatives District 12
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 20
Minority Whip, Delaware State House of Representatives
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware
Date of birthAugust 16, 1952
Place of birthSalisbury, MD
Office website
Personal website
Deborah Hudson is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 12. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994.


Hudson has worked as a teacher at Claymont Middle School and educator at Winterthur Museum. in 1986, she was elected to serve as the New Castle County Prothonotary.

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
House Administration
House Rules
Telecommunication Internet & Technology
Veterans Affairs


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hudson served on these committees:


Hudson's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 9 - "requires all statewide and other candidates that may appear on the general election ballot to disclose (1) whether or not all their State and Federal income tax returns are filed and any tax due has been paid; (2) whether or not any child support payments pursuant to court order are current, and (3) whether or not all their real property taxes have been paid."
  • HB 153 - "allows contracting agencies to opt out of the requirement that prevailing wages be paid to mechanics and laborers performing work on public works projects."
  • HB 276 - "adds a mandatory $500 penalty to criminal and/or civil charges of injuring, damaging, littering, or applying graffiti to or along a scenic and historical highway or a scenic byway"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Jeffry Porter was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Deborah D. Hudson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hudson defeated Porter in the general election.[1][2][3]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah D. Hudson Incumbent 65.3% 5,726
     Democratic Jeffry Porter 34.7% 3,048
Total Votes 8,774


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hudson ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 12. Hudson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 11, 2012. David R. Brown, Jr. and Lynne Newlin ran in the Democratic primary. She was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

As a result of redistricting, Hudson could have potentially faced a primary with incumbent House Minority Leader Gregory Lavelle. However, Lavelle announced that he will not run for re-election in December 2011.[5][6]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Hudson Incumbent 100% 9,669
Total Votes 9,669


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hudson won re-election to the 12th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the primary. Hudson defeated James Christina (L) in the November 2, 2010, general election.[7]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 12
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Deborah Hudson (R) 6,067 88.8%
James Christina (L) 767 11.2%


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hudson won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 12th District. Hudson ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 7,428 votes.[8] Hudson raised $40,899 for her campaign.[9]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hudson raised $50,056 in contributions.[10]

No contributions to her campaign were of $1,000 or more.


Below are Hudson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
DE Hotel & Lodging Assoc $800
AT&T $750
DE Contractors Assoc $600
Christopher J Tigani $600
Terry A Strine $600


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Delaware

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In 2013, the Delaware General Assembly was in session from January 8 through July 1.[12]

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


Hudson is a member of the Centerville Civic Association, Delaware Mentor Program Board, Delaware Republican Women's Clubs, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Hockessen-Pike Creek Rotary, League of Women Voters and Wilmington Women in Business.[13]

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Delaware House District 12
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