Delaware House of Representatives District 30

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Delaware House of Representatives District 30
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Current incumbentWilliam Outten Democratic Party
Population22,102
Ethnicity12.5% Black, 2.7% Hispanic
Voting age76.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s thirtieth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative William Outten.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 22,102 civilians reside within Delaware's thirtieth 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. Jonathan E. Gallo was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent William R. Outten was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gallo will face Outten and Gordon Gene Smith (L) in the general election.[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 Outten (R) defeated Gordon Smith (L) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the February 7 primary elections.[9] [10]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Outten Incumbent 91.9% 5,906
     Libertarian Gordon Smith 8.1% 520
Total Votes 6,426

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 30 have raised a total of $236,808. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $18,216 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 30
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $10,690 2 $5,345
2010 $13,304 1 $13,304
2008 $14,411 1 $14,411
2006 $52,974 2 $26,487
2004 $79,303 3 $26,434
2002 $39,009 2 $19,505
2000 $27,117 2 $13,559
Total $236,808 13 $18,216

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