Delaware House of Representatives District 10

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Delaware House of Representatives District 10
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Current incumbentDennis E. Williams Democratic Party
Population20,187
Ethnicity15.8% Black, 3.5% Hispanic
Voting age78.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s tenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Dennis E. Williams.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 20,187 civilians reside within Delaware's tenth house of representatives district.[1] Delaware state legislators represent an average of 21,901 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 19,112 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Delaware House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits.[4] Delaware legislators assume office the day after their election.

Qualifications

Article II, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution states: No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained the age of twenty-four years, and have been a citizen and inhabitant of the State three years next preceding the day of his election, and the last year of that term an inhabitant of the Representative District in which he shall be chosen, unless he shall have been absent on the public business of the United States or of this State.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Delaware legislature are paid $42,750 per year. Legislators are allowed a maximum of $7,334 in expenses annually.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the House Speaker must call for a special election. The election must be called for no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. The Governor may make the declaration if the House is not in session. The date of the election must be set no later than 10 days after a declaration was made.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. Incumbent Dennis E. Williams will face Sean Matthews in the Democratic primary, while Judith Travis is unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8]

2012

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Delaware House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on February 11, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 6, 2012. Incumbent Dennis E. Williams (D) defeated Sean Matthews in the August 14 Democratic primary election, before defeating Robert Rhodunda (R) in the general election. Rhodunda ran without primary opposition.[9] [10]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDennis E. Williams Incumbent 52.1% 5,553
     Republican Robert Rhodunda 47.9% 5,104
Total Votes 10,657
Delaware House of Representatives, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis E. Williams Incumbent 52.8% 705
Sean Matthews 47.2% 630
Total Votes 1,335

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 10 have raised a total of $551,619. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $32,448 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $161,139 3 $53,713
2010 $89,830 3 $29,943
2008 $69,519 2 $34,760
2006 $115,848 2 $57,924
2004 $45,570 3 $15,190
2002 $16,926 2 $8,463
2000 $52,787 2 $26,394
Total $551,619 17 $32,448

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