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Delaware House of Representatives District 37
|Delaware House of Representatives District 37|
|Current incumbent||Ruth Briggs King|
|Ethnicity||14.6% Black, 13.5% Hispanic|
|Voting age||79.9% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 24,694 civilians reside within Delaware's thirty-seventh house of representatives district. Delaware state legislators represent an average of 21,901 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 19,112 residents.
About the office
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.
- 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.
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.
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. Paulette Ann Rappa was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ruth Briggs King was unopposed in the Republican primary. King defeated Rappa in the general election.
|Delaware House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Ruth Briggs King Incumbent||65.3%||4,173|
|Democratic||Paulette Ann Rappa||34.7%||2,214|
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. 
|Delaware House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ruth Briggs King Incumbent||54.8%||5,026|
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|
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- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
- Public Mapping Project, “Delaware 2010 Census Statistics,” November 8, 2013
- United States Census 2010, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 22, 2013
- United States Census 2010, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 27, 2013
- Delaware General Assembly," "Delaware House of Representatives," accessed December 16, 2013
- NCSL.org, "2013 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- Delaware Legislature, "Delaware Election Code," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statutes § 7101 and § 7104, Delaware Code)
- State of Delaware, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed July 10, 2014
- State of Delaware, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 10, 2014
- State of Delaware, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- Delaware Secretary of State, "2012 General Election," November 4, 2013
- Delaware Secretary of State, "2012 General Primary,” November 4, 2013