Delaware House of Representatives District 8

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Delaware House of Representatives District 8
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Current incumbentS. Quinton Johnson Democratic Party
Population34,905
Ethnicity24.9% Black, 4.4% Hispanic
Voting age72.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative S. Quinton Johnson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 34,905 civilians reside within Delaware's 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 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. Incumbent S. Quinton Johnson IV was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Matthew A. Brown was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson will face Brown 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 S. Quinton Johnson (D) defeated Matthew Brown (R) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the February 7 primary elections.[9] [10]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngS. Quinton Johnson Incumbent 69.2% 6,937
     Republican Matthew Brown 30.8% 3,086
Total Votes 10,023

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Delaware House of Representatives District 8 have raised a total of $367,732. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $26,267 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware House of Representatives District 8
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $32,067 2 $16,034
2010 $76,685 3 $25,562
2008 $45,573 2 $22,787
2006 $45,345 2 $22,673
2004 $36,382 1 $36,382
2002 $94,676 2 $47,338
2000 $37,004 2 $18,502
Total $367,732 14 $26,267

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