Delaware State Senate District 4

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Delaware State Senate District 4
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Current incumbentGregory Lavelle Republican Party
Population36,477
Ethnicity4.2% Black, 2% Hispanic
Voting age78.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Delaware’s fourth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Gregory Lavelle.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 36,4777 civilians reside within Delaware's fourth state senate district.[1] Delaware state senators represent an average of 42,759 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[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 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. Sarah L. Buttner is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Gregory F. Lavelle is unopposed in the Republican primary.[7][8]

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. Gregory Lavelle (R) defeated incumbent Michael Katz (D) and Marcia Groff (L) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the February 7 primary elections.[9] [10]

Delaware State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Lavelle 50.8% 11,970
     Democratic Michael Katz Incumbent 47.5% 11,188
     Libertarian Marcia Groff 1.7% 410
Total Votes 23,568

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Delaware State Senate District 4 have raised a total of $1,083,229. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $90,269 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Delaware State Senate District 4
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $400,076 3 $133,359
2008 $451,223 5 $90,245
2004 $71,201 1 $71,201
2002 $160,729 3 $53,576
Total $1,083,229 12 $90,269

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