Delaware House of Representatives District 37

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Delaware House of Representatives District 37
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Current incumbentRuth Briggs King Republican Party
Population24,694
Ethnicity14.6% Black, 13.5% Hispanic
Voting age79.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s thirty-seventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative Ruth Briggs King.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 24,694 civilians reside within Delaware's thirty-seventh 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. Paulette Ann Rappa is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ruth Briggs King is unopposed 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 Ruth Briggs King (R) defeated Elizabeth McGinn (D) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the February 7 primary elections.[9] [10]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Briggs King Incumbent 54.8% 5,026
     Democratic Elizabeth McGinn 45.2% 4,139
Total Votes 9,165

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 37 have raised a total of $434,777. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,444 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 37
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $55,465 2 $27,733
2010 $119,902 2 $59,951
2008 $43,995 2 $21,998
2006 $40,875 1 $40,875
2004 $64,653 2 $32,327
2002 $78,622 2 $39,311
2000 $31,265 2 $15,633
Total $434,777 13 $33,444

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