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Delaware House of Representatives District 29

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Delaware House of Representatives District 29
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Current incumbentWilliam C. Paradee III Democratic Party
Population27,839
Ethnicity16.2% Black, 3.2% Hispanic[1]
Voting age73.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Delaware’s twenty-ninth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative William C. Paradee III.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 27,839 civilians reside within Delaware's twenty-ninth house of representatives district.[2] Delaware state legislators represent an average of 21,901 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 19,112 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Delaware House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

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 William Charles Paradee III was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Peter M. Kramer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Paradee defeated Kramer in the general election.[8][9][10]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Charles Paradee III Incumbent 57.4% 3,332
     Republican Peter M. Kramer 42.6% 2,471
Total Votes 5,803

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. W. Charles Paradee (D) defeated Lincoln D. Willis (R) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the February 7 primary elections. [11] [12]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Charles Paradee 54.3% 5,183
     Republican Lincoln Willis Incumbent 45.7% 4,358
Total Votes 9,541

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 29 have raised a total of $414,888. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $29,635 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 29
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $57,895 2 $28,948
2010 $92,981 3 $30,994
2008 $74,820 2 $37,410
2006 $21,220 1 $21,220
2004 $71,251 2 $35,626
2002 $24,903 2 $12,452
2000 $71,818 2 $35,909
Total $414,888 14 $29,635

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