Delaware House of Representatives District 2

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Delaware House of Representatives District 2
DE HD 02.JPG
Current incumbentStephanie Bolden Democratic Party
Population19,571
Ethnicity67.6% Black, 9.7% Hispanic
Voting age74.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Delaware’s second state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Stephanie Bolden.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 19,571 civilians reside within Delaware's second 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 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 Stephanie T. Bolden was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Richard Dyton was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bolden defeated Dyton in the general election.[7][8][9]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie T. Bolden Incumbent 82% 2,393
     Republican Richard Dyton 18% 527
Total Votes 2,920

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 Stephanie Bolden defeated Arthur Scott in the August 14 Democratic primary election, before before winning the general election without opposition.[10] [11]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Bolden Incumbent 62.1% 1,400
Arthur Scott 37.9% 854
Total Votes 2,254

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 2 have raised a total of $242,047. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,739 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $40,971 2 $20,486
2010 $29,306 2 $14,653
2008 $21,390 2 $10,695
2006 $25,115 2 $12,558
2004 $34,513 3 $11,504
2002 $57,280 5 $11,456
2000 $33,472 3 $11,157
Total $242,047 19 $12,739
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

See also

External links

References