Delaware House of Representatives District 19

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Delaware House of Representatives District 19
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Current incumbentKimberly Williams Democratic Party
Population19,301
Ethnicity9.2% Black, 13.7% Hispanic
Voting age78.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s nineteenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Kimberly Williams.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 19,301 civilians reside within Delaware's nineteenth 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 Kimberly Williams will face William H. Dunn in the Democratic primary, while James Startzman 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. Kimberly Williams (D) defeated William H. Dunn in the February 7 primary elections, before defeating Dennis Cini (R) in the general election. Cini ran without primary opposition.[9] [10]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKimberly Williams 65.5% 6,088
     Republican Dennis Cini 34.5% 3,200
Total Votes 9,288
Delaware House of Representatives, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKimberly Williams 54.3% 710
William H. Dunn 45.7% 598
Total Votes 1,308

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 19 have raised a total of $232,019. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $19,335 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $45,917 3 $15,306
2010 $47,321 2 $23,661
2008 $31,301 3 $10,434
2006 $23,225 1 $23,225
2004 $27,975 1 $27,975
2002 $29,635 1 $29,635
2000 $26,645 1 $26,645
Total $232,019 12 $19,335
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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