Delaware House of Representatives District 28

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Delaware House of Representatives District 28
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Current incumbentWilliam Carson, Jr. Democratic Party
Population22,917
Ethnicity31.6% Black, 5.1% Hispanic
Voting age76.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s twenty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative William Carson, Jr.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 22,917 civilians reside within Delaware's twenty-eighth house of representatives district.[1] Delaware state legislators represent an average of 23,670 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 22,553 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits.[4] Connecticut legislators assume office the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election.

Qualifications

Article III, Section 4 of the Connecticut Constitution states: The house of representatives shall consist of not less than one hundred twenty-five and not more than two hundred twenty-five members, each of whom shall be an elector residing in the assembly district from which he is elected. Each assembly district shall be contiguous as to territory and shall elect no more than one representative. For the purpose of forming assembly districts no town shall be divided except for the purpose of forming assembly districts wholly within the town.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Connecticut legislature are paid $28,000 per year. They receive no per diem.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The Governor must call for an election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happened. All special elections must be held no later than 46 days after a Governor's declaration. If the vacancy happened with less than 125 days left before the general election, the special election must be held on the same day as the general election. No election can be called by the Governor if the vacancy happened with less than 49 days before the general election.[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 William J. Carson, Jr. is unopposed in the Democratic 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 William Carson (D) defeated Christopher Sylvester (R) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the February 7 primary elections.[9] [10]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Carson, Jr. Incumbent 71.1% 6,104
     Republican Christopher Sylvester 28.9% 2,478
Total Votes 8,582

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 28 have raised a total of $257,368. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $19,798 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 28
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $44,414 2 $22,207
2010 $53,221 2 $26,611
2008 $40,804 1 $40,804
2006 $20,003 1 $20,003
2004 $22,181 2 $11,091
2002 $55,330 3 $18,443
2000 $21,415 2 $10,708
Total $257,368 13 $19,798

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