Delaware House of Representatives District 34

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Delaware House of Representatives District 34
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Current incumbentDonald Blakey Republican Party
Population23,514
Ethnicity20.8% Black, 4.1% Hispanic
Voting age74.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s thirty-fourth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Donald Blakey.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 23,514 civilians reside within Delaware's thirty-fourth 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 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. Theodore M. Yacucci, Sr. is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Donald A. Blakey will face Lyndon Dean Yearick in the Republican 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 Donald Blakey (R) defeated Theodore Yacucci, Sr. (D) and Douglas Beatty (I) in the general election. The candidates ran unopposed in the February 7 primary elections.[9] [10]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Blakey Incumbent 56.7% 5,680
     Democratic Theodore Yacucci 40.7% 4,074
     Independent Douglas Beatty 2.7% 268
Total Votes 10,022

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 34 have raised a total of $164,713. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $10,981 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 34
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $17,799 3 $5,933
2010 $26,165 4 $6,541
2008 $16,960 2 $8,480
2006 $56,776 2 $28,388
2004 $11,525 1 $11,525
2002 $13,013 1 $13,013
2000 $22,475 2 $11,238
Total $164,713 15 $10,981

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