Delaware State Senate District 11

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Delaware State Senate District 11
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Current incumbentBryan Townsend Democratic Party
Population40,180
Ethnicity27.2% Black, 10.5% Hispanic[1]
Voting age73.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Delaware’s eleventh state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Bryan Townsend.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 40,180 civilians reside within Delaware's eleventh state senate district.[2] Delaware state senators represent an average of 42,759 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37,314 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Delaware State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits.[5] Delaware legislators assume office the day after their election.

Qualifications

Article II, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution states: No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty-seven 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 Senatorial 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.[6]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Senate President 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 Senate is not in session. The date of the election must be set no later than 10 days after a declaration was made.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate 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. Incumbent Bryan Townsend defeated David L. Tackett in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[8][9][10][11]

Delaware State Senate, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBryan Townsend Incumbent 78.1% 1,253
David L. Tackett 21.9% 352
Total Votes 1,605

2012

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate 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. Bryan Townsend defeated incumbent Anthony DeLuca in the Democratic primary, before defeating Evan Queitsch (R) in the general election. Queitsch ran without primary opposition.[12] [13]

Delaware State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBryan Townsend 78.4% 12,860
     Republican Evan Queitsch 21.6% 3,550
Total Votes 16,410
Delaware State Senate, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBryan Townsend 57.8% 1,441
Anthony DeLuca Incumbent 42.2% 1,054
Total Votes 2,495

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Delaware State Senate District 11 have raised a total of $250,304. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $41,717 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware State Senate District 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $140,078 3 $46,693
2008 $28,501 1 $28,501
2004 $44,945 1 $44,945
2002 $36,780 1 $36,780
Total $250,304 6 $41,717

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