Delaware State Senate District 3

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Delaware State Senate District 3
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Current incumbentRobert Marshall Democratic Party
Population35,536
Ethnicity49.8% Black, 21.7% Hispanic
Voting age71.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s third state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Robert Marshall.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 35,536 civilians reside within Delaware's third state senate district.[1] Delaware state senators represent an average of 42,759 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37,314 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Delaware State Senate serve four-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 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.[5]

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.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate 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 Robert I. Marshall defeated Sherry Dorsey Walker in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[7][8][9]

Delaware State Senate, District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert I. Marshall Incumbent 51% 945
Sherry Dorsey Walker 49% 908
Total Votes 1,853

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. Incumbent Robert Marshall defeated Eric M. Anderson and Timothy J. Meades, Sr. in the February 7 primary elections, before before winning the general election without opposition.[10] [11]

Delaware State Senate, District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Marshall Incumbent 62.2% 2,504
Eric M. Anderson 22.7% 912
Timothy J. Meades, Sr. 15.1% 609
Total Votes 4,025

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Delaware State Senate District 3 have raised a total of $159,514. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $19,939 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware State Senate District 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $86,497 3 $28,832
2008 $12,003 1 $12,003
2004 $8,615 1 $8,615
2002 $52,399 3 $17,466
Total $159,514 8 $19,939

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