Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

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Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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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.

Incumbents retiring

Two incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbent are:

Name Party Current Office
Rebecca Walker Electiondot.png Democratic House District 9
Darryl Scott Electiondot.png Democratic House District 31

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Delaware House of Representatives:

Delaware House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 27 Pending
     Republican Party 14 Pending
Total 41 41

Qualifications

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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.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 22 of the 41 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 16 Democrats and six Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 19 of the 41 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Four other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those competitive districts are:

Competitive

  • District 10: The winner of a contested Democratic primary will face Judith Travis (R) in the general election. Incumbent Dennis E. Williams (D) won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 11: Incumbent Jeffrey N. Spiegelman (R) will face Lynne W. Newlin (D) in the general election. Spiegelman won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent John C. Atkins (D) will face Richard G. Collins (R) in the general election. Atkins won by a margin of victory of 0.8 percent in 2012.

Mildly Competitive

Primary challenges

Seven incumbents will face primary competition on September 9. Two incumbent is not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 32 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 39 (95.1%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, both Democrats, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on August 13, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 2

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 3

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 5

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 7

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  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 8

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District 9

Note: Incumbent Rebecca Walker (D) is not running for re-election.

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District 10

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District 11

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District 12

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District 13

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 14

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Note: Nelson E. Warren withdrew on July 16, 2014.

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 15

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District 16

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • James Johnson - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2005.
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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 17

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 18

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 19

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District 20

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District 21

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  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 22

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District 23

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Baumbach - Incumbent Baumbach first assumed office in 2013.
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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 24

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 25

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 26

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • John Viola - Incumbent Viola first assumed office in 1999.
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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 27

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Earl Jaques - Incumbent Jaques first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:

Note: Edward Wilberg, Sr. filed to run but no longer appears on the official list of candidates.

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District 28

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  • No candidates filed to run.

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District 29

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District 30

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District 31

Note: Incumbent Darryl Scott (D) is not running for re-election.

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District 32

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District 33

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District 34

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District 35

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 36

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 37

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District 38

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 39

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  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 40

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  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 41

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