Delaware House of Representatives District 38

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Delaware House of Representatives District 38
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Current incumbentRonald E. Gray Republican Party
Population25,569
Ethnicity3.4% Black, 4.2% Hispanic
Voting age86.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s thirty-eighth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Ronald E. Gray.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 25,569 civilians reside within Delaware's thirty-eighth 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. Incumbent Ronald E. Gray 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 Ronald Gray (R) defeated Shirley Price (D) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the February 7 primary elections.[9] [10]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Gray 61.1% 7,902
     Democratic Shirley Price 38.9% 5,035
Total Votes 12,937

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 38 have raised a total of $565,605. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $35,350 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 38
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $92,545 3 $30,848
2010 $20,920 1 $20,920
2008 $70,312 2 $35,156
2006 $56,006 2 $28,003
2004 $153,102 3 $51,034
2002 $94,825 3 $31,608
2000 $77,895 2 $38,948
Total $565,605 16 $35,350

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