Delaware House of Representatives District 22

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Delaware House of Representatives District 22
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Current incumbentJoseph Miro Republican Party
Population18,853
Ethnicity4.7% Black, 3% Hispanic
Voting age76.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s twenty-second state house district is represented by Republican Representative Joseph Miro.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 18,853 civilians reside within Delaware's twenty-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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. John Mackenzie was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joseph E. Miro defeated Michael Smith in the Republican primary. Mackenzie will face Miro and Steven H. Newton (L) in the general election.[7][8][9]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 22 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph E. Miro Incumbent 56.9% 797
Michael Smith 43.1% 604
Total Votes 1,401

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 Joseph Miro (R) defeated Nick T. Manolakos in the August 14 Republican primary election, before defeating David Ellis (D) in the general election. Ellis ran without primary opposition.[10] [11]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Miro Incumbent 63.4% 8,333
     Democratic David Elllis 36.6% 4,803
Total Votes 13,136

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 22 have raised a total of $358,346. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $29,862 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 22
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $112,225 3 $37,408
2010 $111,216 2 $55,608
2008 $42,307 2 $21,154
2006 $27,358 2 $13,679
2004 $24,055 1 $24,055
2002 $22,135 1 $22,135
2000 $19,050 1 $19,050
Total $358,346 12 $29,862

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